Instagram Roll-out Two-Factor Authentication to Fight Hackers

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Different Social media sites are adding two-factor Authentication in order to fight hackers and Instagram is joining hands to reach high ranks with these sites. Instagram has also confirmed to launch Two-factor Authentication in order to improve the security for their users which includes the celebrities, brand and artists.

The process of Authentication is like you need to verify your phone number by inputting the code and and next time if someone requires to access or login to your account he/she needs to enter the verification code.

Instagram has failed to implement additional security measures in time as Facebook, parent company, has had two-factor authentication available for several years. Other major social networks like Twitter and Snapchat also already support two-factor authentication.

According to an spokesperson who spoke to Engadget, the roll out of two factor authentication will happen “slowly,” so it could take awhile for the feature to disseminate to all users.


The release of two-factor authentication support comes weeks after the implementation of another much-desired feature, the support for multiple accounts. The multi-account support was rolled out by instagram at the beginning of February.

With well over 400 million users now, Instagram has become a growing target for hackers. Over the past few months, several celebrity accounts — including those of former X-Factor contestant Chloe Khan and WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon — have reportedly been targeted by attackers.

Google, Twitter and Amazon are among other sites that have given users the option to secure their information with two-factor authentication. Facebook, which acquired Instagram for $1 billion in 2012, has offered the feature — called login approvals on its site — for more than four years.

Instagram recently encountered a different kind of security glitch after it introduced account switching earlier this month. The new capability, available for iOS and Android, allows users to add different Instagram accounts under one profile, enabling them to more easily switch from one to the other

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