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Here’s what Instagram is helping you with on #SaferInternetDay.

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Today is Safer Internet Day, a day dedicated to helping people understand how to stay safe online. At Instagram, we want to share some of the work we’ve been doing to help people keep themselves and their accounts safer on the platform. Below you’ll learn more about:

  • Top tips on keeping your account safe via Instagram.
  • How to keep your account secure using Security Checkup via Instagram.

Keeping your account secure

Last summer, we introduced Security Checkup for people whose accounts may have been hacked. Now, this feature is available to everyone worldwide. Security Checkup guides people through the steps needed to secure their account including: checking login activity, reviewing profile information, confirming the accounts that share login information and updating account recovery contact information such as a phone number or email address. To complete Security Checkup, go to your Profile and tap the menu in the upper right corner, next tap ‘Settings’, ‘Security’ then tap ‘Security Checkup.’

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To help keep your account secure, ensure you have a strong password and enable two-factor authentication. In certain countries, people now have the option to enable two-factor authentication using WhatsApp. Alternatively, you can enable two-factor authentication using your phone number, or an authenticator app like Duo Mobile or Google Authentication. If you are using an authenticator app, it is now possible for Instagram accounts that are being managed by multiple people to enable two-factor authentication across multiple devices. You can learn more about how to do this in the Instagram Help Center.

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Managing your Instagram activity

At the end of last year, we started testing a new experience for people to see and manage their activity on Instagram in one place. Now this new experience, called “Your activity,” will start rolling out to everyone.

People will now be able to bulk manage (delete, archive) their content (posts, stories, IGTV and Reels) and their interactions (comments, likes, story sticker reactions, etc.) In addition, people will be able to sort and filter their content and interactions by date and search for past comments, likes and stories replies from specific date ranges, all in one place. You can also use this to find content that you’ve recently deleted or archived, check out your search history, see the links you’ve visited and the amount of time you’ve spent on the platform and download your information.

To access ‘Your activity’ go to your Profile and tap the menu in the upper right corner, next tap ‘Your activity’.

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