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@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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