Instagram rolls out Security Checkup feature worldwide

Instagram has rolled out the Security Backup feature, which it started testing last summer, worldwide. 

Security Checkup feature guides users 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. 

Users can now complete the Security Checkup by going to ‘Profile’ and tapping the menu in the top right corner, then tapping ‘Settings’, ‘Security’ and then ‘Security Checkup’.

The company is also starting to roll out “Your activity”, a feature allowing users to see and manage their activity on Instagram in one place. With the new features, users are now able to bulk manage (delete, archive) their content (posts, stories, videos and Reels) and their interactions (comments, likes, story sticker reactions, etc.)

In addition, with the ‘Your activity’ feature, users 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 the ‘Your activity’ feature 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”, you can go to your Profile and tap the menu in the upper right corner, then tap “Your activity”. 

Instagram also revealed that it is testing a new way for users to ask their friends to confirm their identity and regain access to their account. 

Written by Sophie Blake


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