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Instagram Adds Support For Two-Factor Authentication App, New Verification Process


Instagram is one of the most popular social networking platform in the world with over a billion monthly active users. Now after almost 8 years of its existence, Instagram is adding support for Two-Factor Authentication app, improving the verification process and giving more information with about this account page.

About This Account Page

In coming weeks, people with verified profiles and those who have a large audience will get a new about this account page. This will help the audience know if the profile is of the real person. It will include information like the date the account joined Instagram, Country, username changes in the past year and ads the account is currently running.

In September, people with a large audience can review the information about their accounts before it gets public. Users can go to a profile with a huge following, tap the menu and select “About this Account” option to get more information regarding the account.

New Verification (Blue Tick) Process

Earlier, Instagram did not allow users to request for verification, the company automatically reached out to users who they think were worthy to get verified. Now users who comply with Instagram’s terms of service and community guidelines can request for verification. Go to account settings and select Request Verification.

Users need to provide, account username, full name, a copy of legal or business identification. This information will not be made public and requesting doesn’t guarantee that your account will get verified.

Third Party Authenticator Apps

Account security is one of the most essential elements of social networks these days, While Instagram is quite late to add this, the company is finally adding support for third-party authenticator apps like Google Authenticator, 1Password and more. To enable this go to settings, choose Two-Factor Authentication, Select Authentication App.


If you already have an authentication app on your smartphone, you can connect it otherwise Instagram will show you available options which you can download via the Google Play Store. “We know we have more work to do to keep bad actors off Instagram, and we are committed to continuing to build more tools to do just that.” said Mike Krieger, Co-Founder & CTO, Instagram. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for latest tech news, deals, reviews and more.

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