Hackers are busy taking over on Instagram and if your account is not secured enough, you might lose it any time. Imagine losing your Instagram account and having to create another from scratch, that would be very stressful. In this article, I am going to show you how to secure your Instagram account in 2021.

There are 2 ways to secure your account and you should implement both of them:

  1. By Activating Two-factor authentification – Text message
  2. And by downloading an app called DUO Mobile app (available on both ios and android) – Please stop reading and go download it now

  1. HOW TO ACTIVATE TWO FACTOR Authentification – Text message

step 1: Go to your Instagram setting, click on two 3 vertical lines

step 2 : Click on setting


Step 3 : Click on security

Step 4: then go and click on two-factor authentification, the below photo will appear and click on “Get started”

step 5: Activate both Authentication app and text message, turn BOTH of them ON

NB: when you turn ON “text message”, please make sure that you SPECIFICALLY get a SIMCARD for just this security method, do not use the numbers that you are currently using – go buy a simcard and put the numbers of that simcard – this will help you in case you have lost your phone with the simcard, Instagram will send you a code to this number and you should place this sim card safe until you actually need to use it in case of retrieving the codes sent from instagram

turn on text message and this screen will show up – hit get started

step 6: After putting in your numbers, you’ll get a code, so insert that sim card just for activating this security method, once done activating everything, take it out and place it somewhere safe and easy to remember: you will get backup codes screen and PLEASE screenshoot the codes and email them to yourself with the email subject ‘Instagram backup codes”

click on change numbers if you instagram already selected numbers for you, put the new sim card number here and make sure the sim card is inside the phone so you could receive sms

take a screenshoot of these codes and email them to yourself..

Step 7: Activate the other method, by turning on “authentification app, you will be redirected to the app download link or screen to download the app. But it is always good to download the app before.

turn on the DUO APP as well and do the same with the codes, email them to yourself..

Please leave the comment saying ” I MANAGED TO SECURE MY ACCOUNT” if you didn’t please also state and I will try to help you successful activate the security on your account – SHARE THIS POST WITH FRIENDS

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  1. I’ve been using Duo Mobile and my main account was still hacked. Now I just use to Text Message authentication for my 2nd account

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