Instagram Privacy and Security Settings Guide
In this guide, we will demonstrate how to secure your Instagram privacy and security settings to effectively lock down your personal account.
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Creating a Strong Password
Having a strong password is the first step to having a fully locked-down account. The main way Instagram accounts can be compromised is by having a weak password. If your password is less than 6 characters long or does not contain an UPPERCASE letter, a lowercase letter, numbers (123456789), and symbols (@#$%&) then please strengthen your passwords. Also, if you use the same password with anything else, change it right away!
Managing Your Account Privacy
The main step in having a secure and private account is setting your account to "private" so only the followers you allow can see your posts.
Hiding Your Activity Status
Instagram messaging has a feature where it informs you of when the people you have been messaging are currently online or when they were last online. For privacy, we recommend disabling this setting to prevent people from seeing your Instagram activity and learning more about your behaviour online.
Your profile's bio can often contain information not recommend to have available to the public. It is important to note that anything added to your account's bio is always public, regardless of account privacy settings. Do not include any information such as links to other personal social media accounts, location information, friends' IG usernames, school, etc.
One of the best methods of securing any account is enabling two-factor authentication. This effective security feature helps make sure that only you can log into your account by adding a login requirement in addition to your password.
Once enabled, you will not need to enter the unique security code every time you log in. The verification will occur on all new logins on new devices.