Facebook has added a new feature for its popular photo and video platform, Instagram, that allows users to check whether the mails received on behalf of Instagram are genuine or a spam. The new feature might be a result of a scam reported by a security firm last month.
As per the report, the hackers were sending users an email stating they have violated the Instagram copyright laws and their accounts will be deactivated within 48 hours. The mail was all about asking feedback from users to make them part of the scam.
Although, the new security update is being rolled out in a phased manner so it might take some time based on the region you are in.
The social media giant has already brought several security enhancements to the platform to safeguard users from falling for phishing emails. This addition seems to be adding an extra layer to it. So, if you are suspicious about any mail received by Instagram then you should follow these steps to check its authenticity.
How does this work
Instagram has added a new tab under the Settings section which shows all the emails that you received from the company. The user can head to the particular section and check whether that particular email has been sent by Instagram or not.
Steps to follow:
1. Open Instagram on your phone
2. Tap on the ‘Profile’ icon
3. Then, tap on the three-horizontal bars from the top-right corner
4. Head to Settings and tap on the ‘Security’ option
5. Under Login security section, look for ‘Emails from Instagram’
6. Here you can find all the email sent by Instagram in last 14 days
Now, open the mail you are suspicious about and check whether it is there in the list shown by Instagram or not. If the mail is there in the list, it means the mail is authentic. If not, you can ignore or delete the mail as soon as possible.
SOURCE : GADGETSNOW