Instagram adds two factor authentication for improved security


If you want to not be hacked, the absolute best thing you can do is turn on two-factor authentication for all your accounts. Instagram is way behind the trend here, but it looks like tween’s second-favorite photo network is finally getting with the times.

Instagram is in the process of rolling out two-factor authentication. It will work like everyone else’s two-factor system: log in from a new device, and you’ll get a passcode texted to you. This is better than the printed-out codes Snapchat was previously experimenting with, but not as slick as something like Google’s Authenticator app.

Instagram’s new stepped up security comes shortly after it started allowing multiple accounts — another long-requested feature. Users started seeing the update earlier this month, which allows people to switch between accounts without going through the hassle of logging out and in repeatedly.