Instagram now lets you regain access to your hacked account more easily

Instagram now lets you regain access to your hacked account more easily
Losing access to your Instagram account could be frustrating, to say the least, especially if your account has been hacked. To make the recovery process easier and less stressful, Instagram has created a "new, comprehensive destination" through which you can report and resolve issues with your account access.

As the social media announced in a blog post, if you can no longer log in to your Instagram, you need to open a browser on your phone or computer and go to: "Instagram.com/hacked." There, you can select whether you have been hacked, forgotten your password, lost access to two-factor authentication, or if your account has been disabled.

Depending on the option you choose, the site will offer you a series of steps through which you will be able to recover your access. In case you have multiple accounts, you will be able to select the exact account that needs support.

Instagram also announced that the option to ask your friends to confirm your identity if you lose access to your account has been officially launched. Now, if you can't log in, you can select two of your Instagram friends to confirm your identity. When they verify that the account is yours, you will regain access.

The social media platform also revealed that it is testing new methods to prevent hacking before it occurs. For example, the platform is currently developing a way to notify you if an account that's impersonating someone else requests to follow you. Also, in the coming months, Instagram will release a feature that will warn you if an account that impersonates a business sends you a Direct Message (DM).

Instagram is now also showing the verified badge — that blue checkmark that shows that an account can be trusted — on even more places across its platform. You can now see verified blue badges in Stories and DMs, and soon they will be available in Feed as well.
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