It is no surprise that with all we hear about accounts being hacked, Instagram recently rolled out a new feature to help you recover your account, should this happen to you. The new recovery process is testing changes to make it easier for users to regain access to hacked accounts, as well as testing features that could make it harder for hackers to steal accounts in the first place.

How does it work?

If you are unable to access your account due to a hacker changing your password, tap the “My login info isn’t working,” and you will be asked to enter the email or phone number linked to your account, or the ones used when you signed up to Instagram.

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You will then be sent a numerical code to allow you access to the account.

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After regaining access, Instagram will take additional steps to “ensure a hacker cannot use codes sent to your email address (or) phone number to access your account from a different device,” the spokesperson said. 

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Account recovery isn’t the only new feature Instagram has launched this year. They also began testing the Creator profile only two months ago. 

Dara Schlossmann is an Influencer Manager at Foodie Tribe. In her free time you will find her taking advantage of the sunny Florida weather, traveling, or in the kitchen cooking up a new recipe.