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Double up your defense: activate two-factor authentication for Instagram

Love sharing your life on Instagram? Awesome! But with great online fun comes great online responsibility. Adding an extra layer of security to your account is key, and that’s where two-factor authentication (2FA) comes in. Think of 2FA as a security guard for your Instagram account. It requires an additional code on top of your […]

Instagram – public or private – time to choose

Loving life on Instagram, but tired of spammy messages and suspicious comments? It’s time to reclaim your peace of mind with a private account. Think of it as a velvet rope for your digital life, letting in only those you approve. Why go private? Spam be gone! Instagram, with its open doors, can attract unwanted […]

How to stay private on three social media platforms

Friends and threats are usually easy to distinguish. The problem with social media is that anyone might be one or the other, all while knowing where you are, what you’re doing and how your life online has been playing out. We shouldn’t ignore this. On top of our problems with bots and scam artists, Tech […]

Filter out unwanted messages on Instagram

Instagram is a great form of communication for millions of people, but that also makes it a target for bad actors. Some scammers send phishing attacks through the app’s messaging feature to unsuspecting users. To avoid these threats, you can choose not to receive messages from people you don’t follow whatsoever. Here’s how it’s done: […]

Avoid sharing links to your Instagram posts to other accounts

If your Instagram is set to private, no one can see your posts through the Instagram app except for your approved followers. However, if you post a link to an Instagram post on another account, the permalink will work for anyone, not just your approved Instagram followers. If you want to limit who sees your […]

Make your Instagram account private

Your Instagram likely contains personal photos and information about your location. Making your account private will hide everything but your profile picture and a brief description from anyone whom you do not accept as a follower. It even hides the posts that you “like.” To make your account private: Select Settings > Privacy > Account […]