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Instagram adds security options to ensure more privacy

Swapan Kumar Manna
Swapan Kumar Manna
Swapan Kumar Manna is the Founder and CEO of Oneskai. He is an expert in Digital Strategy, marketing, brand building and helps brands to transform digitally for the future.

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Instagram has turned out to be among one of the most popular and well-used apps available today. Millions of millennial snap photos add filters and hashtag their events with the app.

Many users reveal a lot of personal information through the app, showing pictures of their events, family, friends, pets, and more. You may not have given a second thought to Instagram’s privacy settings, but the app has added more security options to make your privacy more secure online while using Instagram.

Instagram has improved its options to help users better manage which third-party apps can access their Instagram account information, and what specific data they can get. To get the new feature users just need to tap on ‘Settings’ in the Instagram menu, then ‘Security’ and ‘Apps and Websites.’

In this new page, users are going to be able to review every third party they’ve authorized to have access to their accounts and manage to what they’ll have access to moving forward. The first update will enable users to manage which apps can access their account information via the mobile app.

The second update is an improved authorization screen for third-party apps which will list all the information that the third-party tool is requesting. You’ll then have the option to “cancel” or “authorize” this access directly from the authorization screen.

Instagram says features will be implemented and expanded within the next six months. In addition, the company has also been experimenting with hiding information about likes from users, hoping to make people less self-conscious when using the app.


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