Instagram Introducing Two-Factor Authentication

By David Cohen Comment


Two-factor authentication is finally coming to Instagram.

The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network confirmed to TechCrunch that it has started the process of rolling out the security measure.

According to TechCrunch, it works as follows: Users are asked to verify their phone numbers, which will then receive authentication codes via text message if anyone tries to log into their accounts with their email addresses and passwords. No access will be granted to accounts without those codes.

Instagram parent Facebook introduced two-factor authentication in April 2011.

Instagram users: Will you begin using two-factor authentication when it becomes available to you?


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