Instagram: Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) Easily On Android

instagramDon’t we all love to take pictures? I believe the answer to that question is an emphatic yes. Most of us, if not all of us, have experienced moments that will forever stay in our minds and hearts. I can’t think of another cool and awesome way of capturing these moments except by taking cool pictures. With that in mind, Instagram is an app that offers Android users a simple way to capture and share moments. Imagine joining a community with over 500 million people and being able to express yourself by sharing all the moments of your day from the highlights to the less important.

However, one of the main problems users of social media platforms face is insecurity. Online criminals are always looking for an account to hack. Instagram App being a social media platform is always prone to this risk. As a result, Instagram started rolling a two-factor authentication(2FA) almost one year ago. This feature didn’t show up on Android users or at least it was limited to a few users and accounts. Some Android users have reported that after receiving a tip, they were able to see 2FA in their Instagram settings.

It’s pretty simple, go to Instagram settings and look for this option under the “Accounts” section. Enable 2FA and enter the phone number you want you want the code to be sent to. If you want you can add a few back up codes in case you lose that phone number. After that, if you try signing in to your account on a new device or a new instance of Instagram, you’ll receive an SMS with a 6-digit code that you’ll have to enter to gain access to your account.

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2FA is an interesting feature when it comes to the safety of your account but it’s not still not very clear if can be used by all Android users or only by those enrolled in the beta. If you are unable to see under “account” option, your best bet is joining the Official beta.

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