Instagram Is Testing Two-Factor Authentication That Doesn’t Rely on Text Messages

The feature protects users whose phone numbers may have been compromised

Instagram is developing a non-SMS two-factor-authentication system nicescene/iStock

Instagram began making two-factor authentication available in February 2016 as a way for users to protect their accounts from logins on unknown devices, but the security tactic was only available via text messaging. However, that may be changing soon. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.