Instagram is one of the mobile application that is used by you and me every single day. Do you agree? In Instagram we share photos and live moments of our wonderful life. Therefore it is super important to secure instagram account. In this article I will sharing a detailed guide on how to keep instagram account safe.
To Secure Instagram account we have 2 options:
- 1) Text Message, Using this option will let you receive one time passcode (OTP) every-time you login.
- Using Authentication Application (DUO Mobile Security), this is my favorite option for securing instagram account. This Method will help you get 6 digit code for every login, this 6 digit secure code refreshes every 30 seconds and i think this is really cool.
Why its Important to Secure Instagram Account?
Instagram is one of the trending application which 3/5 people use everyday. We don’t just use instagram for fun but sometimes we also use instagram for sharing something important to someone.
Instagram is not just for posting photos or watching stories but its also an communication application, with instgram’s direct messaging system we talk with someone on private matter and on personal life too. While having fun talking to someone, we also want to keep this information between two people.
You might have not faced this problem yet, but it important to be protect instagram account then message instagram for recovering account.
How to setup Two-factor Authentication (Text Method)
Now you have have understand why its important to keep instagram safe, here below is the first method for securing instagram account.
Step 1) Open Instagram, head over to setting’s tab.
In setting’s tab hover up to the security section.
Inside the security tab, look for two-factor authentication method
When you click on the Two-factor authentication tab you will be moved to this section, Click Get Started.
Then Select Text Message, turn it on.
When you turn on you will be ask for 6 digit OTP code which you will receive on the mobile number assigned to that account. Entering the OTP your TEXT MESSAGE method will be Enabled.
How to Protect Instagram Account Using App Authentication Method?
This method is my favorite method as it is super secured. To enable this method go to Setting >> Security >> Two-Factor Authentication >> Get Started >> Authentication App.
Here make sure you have DUO Mobile security application installed.
After selecting the Authentication App, you will redirected to this page.
Here you can click next or setup manually option.
For now, I am selecting Next. It will open DUO Mobile application and you can get 6 digit code.
You can copy the code and paste it in instagram account. After entering 6 digit code which you received from DUO mobile, your two-factor authentication method is enable.
You have secure instagram account, but it’s not fully completed, after clicking done you will get pair of 5*8 combination code (5 codes with 8 digits). You are requested to take a snapshot of the codes and keep it safe.
Boom!! You are now have now fully secured Instagram account.
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