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Instagram’s Strengthened Security Tools Reach Android App

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Oct 9, 2018, 5:19 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Instagram today made a set of improved security features available to Android users. It integrated these same changes to the iOS app in August. Moving forward, it should be easier for people to verify their own accounts. Those who wish to verify their account can follow the steps in the settings menu. Instagram says not everyone who applies for account verification will receive it. Verified accounts will feature a blue checkmark, signifying the account is genuine. Perhaps more importantly, Instagram has added support for third-party authenticator apps. This lets people to add an extra layer of security. For example, a user could choose to rely on 1Password rather than SMS as part of a two-factor login. Instagram is free to download from the Google Play Store.


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