Instagram adds new features to boost your security and manage platform activity

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Instagram has announced a few new updates to help users “stay safe online”. The new changes were announced on Safer Internet Day (February 8) which aims to promote a safe Internet experience for adults and children. One of the main features of Instagram’s Global Rollout is “Security Check”. It basically guides users on how to make their account more “secure”. The Meta-owned platform will also allow users to “bulk manage” content like posts, stories, IGTV and Reels. Additionally, users can now filter their content and interactions by date.

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Starting with Security Check, the tool was introduced in July 2021 to help users check if their account is compromised. The company says the feature is now available to “everyone in the world”. To access the feature, go to Settings > Security > Security Check. It will tell you if your password needs to be changed and other security-related information. Instagram advises users to keep a strong password and enable two-factor authentication (2FA). You can learn more about 2FA here.

In a blog post, Instagram notes that users can now bulk manage (delete, archive) their posts, stories, IGTV, and Reels. Users can also manage interactions such as comments, likes, and story sticker reactions. To use the tool, first navigate to Your Activity from the More option (represented by three vertical lines). This section basically shows user activities like comments, likes, opened links and more. The latest update will allow users to manage and view posts based on date – newest or oldest. If you click “Select” at the top right, you can bulk delete content.

The company Meta-propre adds that it is testing a new way to help people regain access to their account. The new method will require users to nominate friends to verify their identity at the time of security check. The company says more information will be shared soon.

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