Instagram announced this Thursday (15) the launch of an account recovery feature after hacker invasions. The functionality is available through a page of the social network itself, accessible both via the web and via smartphones. The platform also released two new prevention measures that it will carry out to prevent attacks.
The new feature against account theft actually brings more convenience for account recovery. With a Google search, the user can know how to recover hacked account🇧🇷 The tool will allow the user to regain access to all the profiles he has.
Resource is practical and step by step is known
In addition to the website being a direct URL to a specific problem, which brings agility to account recovery, the steps that the user needs to take to regain access to the account follow the standard of practically every service.
In the image released by Instagram, it is possible to verify that the user will have to enter the login method (username, phone or email) and choose a channel for the platform to send the account recovery code. The following steps are the same as those already used. when someone has their account hacked🇧🇷
Friends can verify your identity
Another novelty in the case of invasion or loss of accounts is that Instagram has made official the option to choose two friends to verify your identity. Testing with these features started in February and is now available to all users.
In case of loss of access to an account, the user can choose to have two friends verify the identity of the person requesting access to the account (in this case, you). It is mandatory that both confirm their identity🇧🇷
The other security updates released by Instagram involve intrusion prevention.
Instagram is removing accounts suspected of illegal actions and has started testing with notifications that a suspected account may be pretending to be someone. In the example shown by the social network, it is shown that the system will identify if an account is copying another account that you follow. The platform will recognize the profile picture, bio or username similar to that of a user already followed.
The other Instagram announcement is that verified badges will be featured in more places. Now they appear in the stories of official profiles and also when sending a post through DM. In the future, it will also be shown in Feed.
With information: Instagram