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Instagram launches ‘hacked’ hub to resolve account access issues; details here

Instagram has announced that they are launching a “hacked” hub to help accounts that have been experiencing access issues.

According to Instagram, Hacked is nothing but a new, expanded destination that people can rely on to report and fix account access issues.

“To support accounts that have access issues or may have been hacked, we’ve created Instagram.com/hacked – a new, comprehensive destination that people can rely on to report and resolve account access issues,” the post on Instagram’s announcement blog read.

“If you can’t log into your account, enter Instagram.com/hacked on your mobile phone or desktop browser. Then you can select whether you think you’ve been hacked, forgot your password, lost access to two-factor authentication or if your account has been disabled. From there you can follow a series of steps to regain access to your account. If you have multiple accounts associated with your data, you can choose which account needs support,” it added platform to it.

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In addition, according to a report from the US-based Tech portal, TechCrunch, Instagram is expanding access to a feature that can give users numerous ways to get their account back if they lose access.

In addition to new account support and recovery methods, the company said they are also testing ways to help prevent hacking on Instagram before it happens.

“First, we remove accounts that our automated systems deem to be malicious, including accounts impersonating others, in violation of our Community Guidelines. Second, because malicious actors often don’t immediately use accounts maliciously, we are now testing sending emails. alerts if an account we suspect is posing as someone you want to follow, the platform said.

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It added that in the coming months it will also send alerts if an account posing as a business sends users a Direct Message (DM).

Previously, the social networking service had begun testing a way for people to ask friends for identity confirmation to regain access to their accounts, an option that can now be used by anyone.

The platform also said users can do some simple things to keep their account secure, such as making sure they have a strong password and enabling two-factor authentication. You can also review and increase the security of your account at any time by completing Instagram’s security checkup.

(with input from ANI)

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