Instagram’s New ‘Security Checkup’ Helps Users Keep Their Accounts Secure

To help users keep their Instagram accounts secure and to guide those whose accounts may have been hacked, Instagram has introduced a new Security Checkup feature. The feature helps users recover their accounts by walking them through the necessary steps.


Instagram’s Security Checkup includes checking login activity, reviewing profile information, confirming the accounts that share login information and updating account recovery contact information such as a phone number or email.

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Security Checkup is another way Instagram is working to keep its users’ accounts as secure as possible. However, there are several other steps the company recommends everyone should take to make their account even more secure:

  • Enable two-factor authentication
  • Update your phone number and email
  • Instagram will never send you a DM
  • Report content and accounts you find questionable
  • Enable Login Request

You can learn more about the new Security Checkup feature at this link.