Instagram Adds an Anti-Phishing Measure to Its Security Settings

A new tab will display all authentic emails to users over the past 14 days

Instagram wants to ensure that users only respond to authentic emails - Credit by pressureUA/iStock
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Instagram added a phishing-prevention tool to its security settings in the form of an Emails From Instagram option that will give people access to any authentic communications they have received from the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network.

Clicking on Emails From Instagram will bring up two tabs:

  • Security, which displays any emails sent by Instagram to the user over the past 14 days related to account security and login matters.
  • Other, which displays any other emails from Instagram to the user over the past 14 days.

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Instagram issued a reminder to its users not to click on links in emails unless they confirm that those emails were sent by Instagram, adding that people who believe they have clicked on suspicious links can secure their accounts here.


david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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