Instagram has finally addressed the much-awaited problem in its application.
How is Instagramming Solving the Issue?
Like I said above, issues like hacking and damage of privacy policies are reasons that make a site lose its credibility. Its essential for the site owners to help people recover the accounts as well as fight permanently against the issue. Instagram being a customer-concerning network has addressed the issue globally.
In its recent update, the company declared that it’s making a series of changes in the site that will help users in regaining their hacked accounts.
Here are further details about the update:
Instagram will allow users to access the account recovery tools directly in the application. This means, even if the hacker has hacked and changed the information still the company will allow users to recover their accounts through recovery tools.
Also, the user can also access this via “need more help” in the app’s login screen.
Further, the company will send a verification code you can use to access your account. Instagram will also remove any other devices logged into your account, so a hacker who has access to your email will be unable to use the recovery code.
Will These Changes Help in Making Instagram a Better Place for Socializing?
Considering the nature of the social media network it’s essential for Instagram to put more effort into its security. Either its direct messaging feature or uploading content, everything on Instagram is about pictures. Therefore, ensuring a high level of safety is the primary need of the platform.
The most significant part in the suggested changes is making sure the recovery of the hacked Instagram is possible even after the personal information of the account is changed. As mostly, the hackers instantly change the information and it becomes impossible for the user to recover its original account.
This is a significant step by the company as previously the affected users reported that site had been sending a recovery email to their hackers. Or either inexplicably telling them it could not verify their identity even though they provided the information requested.
The new update will help Instagram in recovering its past mistakes.
Instagram is Furious to Fight Another Crime:
While site owners is being praised for doing what was much needed, the company is busy making more efforts to stabilize the platform. Apart from hacking, the site has been facing another major issue, username theft. This crime occurs when hackers fancy accounts with short, original or unique usernames. They hack it to either own the username or simply sell it in shady forums.
To fight this digital theft, platform has decided that previously used username will not be available for anyone else for several days in order to make it more difficult for hackers to steal valuable usernames.
This is what’s happening in the digital world, stay tuned till we spill more beans.