Instagram has announced a new “one-stop destination” to help people whose accounts have been hacked.
From now on, you can visit Instagram.com/hacked and report activity using your unknown account. The new support page will ask you a series of questions and try to help resolve the issue.
The site is also designed to help people who have forgotten their passwords or lost access to authenticators, perhaps using two-factor authentication.
Earlier this year, Instagram launched a test way for users to let friends or family verify the authenticity of an account, and this has now been rolled out to everyone.
If you identify yourself outside of an account, you can use up to two Instagram friends to verify your identity, the Meta-owned social media platform said.
Instagram has announced some new updates to its automated systems, which will now remove known malicious accounts or accounts impersonating others.
It also sends alerts to users if it suspects a fake account is sending us requests. In the coming months, Instagram will introduce warnings to businesses that send you direct messages (DM).
Instagram has expanded the scope of the verified badge, and it now appears in profiles, stories, and DMs. Soon, you’ll see them in feeds, too. This helps users determine a real account.
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