Now Everyone Can Request For Instagram Verification, Also Introduces New Security Features
For any social network, the most important feature is the security of the user. Considering the same, photo and video sharing social network Instagram has introduced three significant new tools. These tools are named as: About this Account, Increasing access to verification and support for third-party authenticator applications.
In the ‘About this account’ section, information about accounts with a large number of followers is provided. In this section, information like the date on which the account was created on Instagram, the country where the account is located, accounts with shared followers, all username changes in last year, and ads the account is running can be accessed. The company has also stated that from September, user accounts with large audiences will be able to review information. The information will be rolled out to the public and soon to the global community.
The second important change made by the company is regarding account verification request. The request is to be done through a form within the Instagram app. To access this form, a user has to go to the user’s profile -> tap on the menu icon -> select “Settings” -> select “Request Verification”. In this section, the user has to provide account username, the full name of the user along with a copy of the user’s legal or business identification.
The third significant feature, Instagram is adding is support for third-party authenticator applications like google authenticator and similar other applications. It will be used to log into the Instagram account. For the user to access the third-party authenticator path is “settings” -> Two-factor Authentication -> Select “Authentication App”.
If the authentication app is already installed in the mobile phone of the user, login code will be automatically sent to it by Instagram. If the app is not already installed, it will direct the user to Google Play or App store to install any authenticator of user’s choice. The support for third-party authenticator apps will be available to the global community in coming weeks.