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Instagram's new update includes two-factor authentication

Instagram's new update allows for a more secure photo-taking experience
By: Anthony Garreffa | Apps News | Posted: Feb 17, 2016 11:27 am

The latest Instagram update is here, with celebrities now being able to feel more secure in their accounts after large profile hacks - including Taylor Swift and Kris Jenner - recently finding their accounts inaccessible.




Before now, all you'd need to access an Instagram account was the username and password - but the Facebook-owned image sharing service is now rolling out a new two-factor authentication feature. Instagram now lets you verify your account through a phone number, so if you log into your account online - you'll need the text message Instagram will send you with its authentication code. This code is required before you can log into your Instagram account.


Instagram has been slow to update its app with two-factor authentication, and considering Facebook owns the company and has had two-factor authentication for five years now, this is really behind the times.


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