Instagram Shop: How to Require Your PIN for All Purchases

Add extra security to the experience

Instagram Shop can be found under the Explore tab Instagram

Instagram Shop began rolling out in the U.S. in July. The tab allows users of the photo- and video-sharing application to browse and purchase products from a variety of brands without leaving the app. If you want to add some extra security to your shopping experience, you can tell Instagram to always require your PIN (personal identification number) when making a purchase. Our guide will show you how to turn this setting on.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram app on iOS.

Step 1: On your Instagram profile, tap the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap “Orders and Payments.”

Step 3: Tap “Security.”

Step 4: Tap the toggle to the right of “Always Ask for PIN to Confirm Payments” to turn this option on.

Step 5: Type your PIN to confirm you want to turn this setting on.

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