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How to Secure Instagram Account from Hackers in 2021

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How To Secure Instagram account from Hackers


Instagram is widely used app among teens and its usage is increasing day by day, as per the stats there 1 billion Instagram users and increasing, with that much number of user there is always chances of mishappening with your Instagram account like getting your Instagram account got hacked, someone using it without your permission and many more. So in this article, we going to share some tips to secure your Instagram Account from Hackers.

So let's get started.

Tips To Secure Instagram Account: 

1. Always Use Strong Password :

You should always use a strong password for your Instagram account, most people use their name, mobile number, Date of birth, pet name as a password which are easy to guess and cracked by hackers using various hacking methods. Your password should easy to remember for you and hard to guess for others, here are some tips to choose a strong password:

  • User at least one capital letter, one special character in your password.
  • Never use your name, username, mobile number as a password.
  • Choose a password that is unique and hard to guess.

Here is the tool which you can use to check your password strength, in this tool once you entered your password it will show the strength of your password and how much time a hacker will take to crack your password.

2. Do NOT Share Your Password with anyone.

You should not share your Instagram password with anyone and if you think that someone knows your password then you should change it immediately to secure your Instagram account.


3. Change Your Password Periodically.

Remember, how Banking systems ask us to change the password after every 60 - 90 days as a security measure. So here also, we should change our Instagram password in every 3 months (90 days) for security purposes.

4. Secure email address registered with your Instagram account.

The most common way Instagram hackers use, that they get access to your registered email address and after that, they reset your Instagram account and change your email address with their email address. So you get locked out of your account and there is no way you can get back, So It is important that you should secure your registered email address as well.


5. Enable 2-Step verification (two-factor authentication)

You know how you get OTP(One time password) before making any online transactions, just like the same, Instagram has this feature called "Two-factor Authentication", where to login into your Instagram account you have to enter OTP received on your registered mobile number. 


Once activated it will save your device and if someone tries to log in to your account from another device then it will ask for OTP which will be sent to your registered mobile number, without OTP you can't log in.


Follow the below steps to Enable Two-factor Authentication :

To set it up, 

  • Navigate to your profile and tap the 3 horizontal lines at the top right. 
  • Select the Settings menu and tap Security > Two-Factor Authentication > Get Started. You can then choose to set up 2FA through text message or an independent authentication app, such as Google Authenticator.


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If your phone is having connectivity issues and can't receive an SMS security code, that's where recovery codes come in. 


Go to Settings > Security > Two-Factor Authentication > Recovery Codes, and use the displayed code to log in.


For a complete and  more detailed process watch below YouTube Video :




Now you have mastered Instagram security, follow all the above-mentioned tips and secure your Instagram account from being hacked or misused. 


Share this article with your friends, family, and dear ones and help them to secure their Instagram account as well.

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