Instagram tests easier ways to recover hacked accounts

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It is reported that the social media platform, Instagram is giving reassurance to users if there account gets hacked.

The social media platform is in progress of testing the new in-app account recovery process. Therefore, it will become easier for you to recover your account.

The app will also allow you to take measures for enhancing the security of your account. So, it becomes difficult for hackers to steal your account.

Currently, the users will have to fill in the support form or wait for an email.  The new update will ask users to enter information such as your email and phone number.

The app will produce a six-digit code and send it to the contact info of your choice. Through this, social media will prevent hackers from stealing your account.

This latest approach makes sure that a particular user will be able to recover your account even if the hackers have changed the contact data as well as user name.

To resolve that issue, Instagram has introduced some security protection that ensures that the username can not be changed for a period of time after changes in account.

It does not matter if the hacker or the account owner do the changes. Well, there is no information about the availability and release time of this in-app recovery process.

However, the user name lockdown is still available to those users who are using Android smartphone while iOS users will have to wait for some time.

The social media platform proclaims that the users can be able to recover their account within the app instead of relying on the support team.

You all may know that the account security of Instagram users has been a mighty issue for the social media giant. We should not expect that the intruder won’t be able to hijack your account.

But, it might discourage hackers from taking advantage of the vulnerabilities in the on-going recovery approach.

Zeeshan Akram

Zeeshan Akram

Senior Editor, Mobile, and Internet | An aspiring blogger who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and smartphone vendors.

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