Security Tips
There are several things you can do to help keep your account safe:
  • Turn on two-factor authentication for additional account security.
  • Never give your password to someone you don't know and trust.
  • Think before you authorize any third-party app, you should never share your login information with an app you don’t trust. If you give these apps your login information, whether with an access token or by giving them your username and password, they can gain complete access to your account.
  • Pick a strong and unique password that you haven't used for other accounts. Use a combination of at least six numbers, letters and special characters (like !$@%), and try to avoid repetition.
  • Change your password regularly, especially if you see a message from Instagram asking you to do so. During automated security checks, Instagram sometimes recovers login information that was stolen from other sites. If Instagram detects that your password may have been stolen, changing your password on Instagram and other sites helps to keep your account secure and prevent you from being hacked in the future.
  • Make sure your email account is secure. Anyone who can read your email can probably also access your Instagram account. Change the passwords for all of your email accounts and make sure that no two are the same.
  • Download your data. You can keep a backup of your data by requesting a copy of everything you've shared on Instagram in a machine readable HTML or JSON format. Note: You'll need your Instagram account password to request this information.
  • Log out of Instagram when you use a computer or phone you share with other people. Don't check the "Remember me" box when logging in from a public computer, as this will keep you logged in even after you close the browser window.
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