How to turn on two step verification in Instagram account

There is an extra layer of two step verification, which protects our account from being hacked. We get the option of two step verification on almost all social media. Which we can implement very easily on our account, how to enable two step verification in Instagram account.

Normally anyone can login to any of your account. All he needs to do is have your account username and password. Even if you have kept your password very strong. But you may become a victim of hacking in future.

Or any of your relative, friend knows your password and username. So he can login to your account very easily. Although you can change the password of your Instagram account at any time, you can also change the username here.

But just changing the password of your Instagram account is not a permanent solution to avoid techniques like hacking. Rather, for this you should enable two step verification in your Instagram account. So that no one can hack your Instagram account.

how to turn on two step verification in instagram account

Even if he has the username and password of your Instagram account. Because two-step verification is such a process, after being activated, when you try to login to your Instagram account, you will have to enter a security code after the password and username are matched.

Which Instagram will send to your mobile number. No one will be able to login to your Instagram account without that code. Even if someone has the username and password of your Instagram account.

Even if it is you, without that code you will not be able to login to your Instagram account. And for every new login, a new code will be sent to your mobile number.

Yes Instagram does not give us a lot of control over the mobile app. To enable two step verification on Instagram account, you have to use the Instagram web. As we told you earlier, Instagram account cannot be deleted from the mobile app.

And I would suggest if you use other social media like facebook, twitter, linkedin, google etc. So enable two step verification in these accounts as well. So that you never have to face any kind of hacking.

As already told you, you cannot enable two step verification through your instargam mobile app. So if you are a desktop user then definitely you will be using a browser. But even if you are a mobile user, you will have to use the browser itself.

Chrome is already installed in all android phones. So I would suggest that you use chrome. If you want you can use firefox, microsoft edge etc.

how to turn on two step verification in instagram account

  1. Open Instagram.com and click on your profile pictureClick on your DP
  2. Click on Profile and click on setting iconClick on setting icon
  3. Click on Privacy and SecurityClick on privacy and security
  4. Scroll the page a little, and in this you will get the option of two factor authenticator, click on itClick on enable two step verification
  5. In this you will get two options, mobile number and authenticator app, you can use whatever you want.
  6. Check the “Use text message” checkboxTick the use mobile number
  7. Click on Turn onClick on turn on
  8. Enter your mobile number along with country code and click on Next. It is not necessary to enter the same mobile number which is linked in your Instagram account. Rather you can use any mobile number on which you want to receive Instagram two factor authenticator code.Enter phone number and do it next
  9. Instagram will send a code to your mobile number, enter that code and click on “Done”.Verify by entering OTP

You will see some backup codes. Copy them somewhere or take a screenshot so that those codes are safe with you.

Two step verification has been enabled in your Instagram account. And now whenever you want to login to your Instagram account, after entering username and password, you will also have to enter a code. Which you will get on the mobile number entered.

But if it ever happens that you are not login in your Instagram account. And you want to login but you do not have the mobile number you entered, on which Instagram will send the code. So at that time you can use the backup code.

And Instagram has already generated 5 backup codes for you. Which we asked you to note. However, if you always have your mobile number with you, then you will not need a backup code. But still note down the backup code somewhere. So that you can use it in case of any login issue.

So you have enabled two step verification in your Instagram account using mobile number. And we are sorry because we also told you about the authenticator app. But we just tried to implement it, then we came to know that that option is no longer available.

How to Enable Two Step Verification from Mobile to  Instagram Account

  1. Open Instagram.com
  2. Click on your profile picture in the right footer and click on the setting icon on the left top
  3. Click on Privacy and Security
  4. Scroll the page and click on two factor authentication. Mark the text message and click on turn on
  5. Enter your mobile number, enter otp

And if you want to turn off two step verification of your Instagram account, then you can also close it very easily.

How to protect Instagram account from being hacked

Two Step Verification will protect you from hacking your Instagram account. Because if any person also gets your Instagram mobile number and password. Even then that person will not be able to login to your Instagram account. Because two step verification is an extra layer of password. As mobile number and password are always fixed. That what you set will remain the same but the code that is generated in two step verification. It is valid only for 10 to 15 minutes and that code will be received on your mobile number only. And without that code you can’t login to your Instagram account. And if by mistake any person gets the password and mobile number of the account waiting for you. and he tries to login, then OTP will come on your mobile number to complete the step verification, Then you will know automatically. That the mobile number and password of your Instagram account has been found by someone who is trying to log in to your account. And after that you login to your Instagram account and change the password of your Instagram account.

In this article you learned how to turn on two step verification in Instagram account. We hope that this information will prove useful to you.