In celebration of ‘Safer Internet Day,’ Instagram has launched two major updates: a new Your Activity display and an expanded access to its Security Check-up tool.
The Your Activity display is designed to improve content management. It includes a complete overview of a user’s activity on the app, such as time spent in the app, interactions with others, searches conducted, and all the uploaded content. It also has a bulk delete option, which makes it easier to remove posts and clips.
As for the Security Checkup feature, it is designed to guide users through the steps needed to secure their account. The steps include “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,” according to Instagram.
The Security Checkup tool was originally launched in July last year, particularly for users whose accounts had been hacked. Instagram is now introducing the tool to all users, so as to provide them with enhanced security control options.
Moreover, Instagram is making two-factor authentication using WhatsApp available to users in some countries, which also serves as an advanced security tool. The company is also testing an additional security tool that helps users regain access to their locked accounts. This will include a process that uses help from friends to confirm users’ identity in the app.
Instagram is certainly paying attention to improving safety and security across its platform with the addition of enhanced control and security tools, hence making users’ in-app experience better.