How to make sure that your data in Instagram is safe?

Online safety today is a big question that still doesn’t have all the answers – people face difficulties in keeping their data private every day. But in some cases, the answers are here: for example when it comes to keeping your social media pages safe. Instagram is the one that faces the most problems usually, as people tend to put forward lots of private information and sometimes forget about the danger of being hacked and the data being leaked. In this article, we will give you 9 pieces of advice on how to keep your data in the Insta app safe and what you definitely shouldn’t do while trying to develop your Insta page (for example, if you have made a decision to buy Instagram followers for your page). 

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  • Make sure that you have linked your page to your current mobile phone, email, and FB if you are switched to business. You should be renewing information every time that you change something in your social media data. 
  • Come up with a complex password using letters, numbers, and symbols. Seriously, don’t be lazy and spend some time generating something that even you would have difficulties remembering. Write the password down (in a physical notebook!) if you’re doubting that you’re going to freely keep it in mind. And never use the same password for several social media pages and an email – this is very dangerous. 
  • Enable two-factor authentication. It can be found in privacy settings. After enabling this function to confirm actions, you will receive codes via SMS or the app. This saved too many people from being hacked for you to not use this option. This is, basically, the key to modern online safety.
  • Prohibit access to third-party apps on your page. This tab can be found in settings and then in privacy. It displays a list of applications associated with the profile. You shouldn’t keep anything that you don’t use daily – all of the rest should be deleted immediately (especially the ones that you don’t remember giving your agreement to). 
  • Come up with a complex password using letters, numbers, and symbols. Seriously, don’t be lazy and spend some time generating something that even you would have difficulties remembering. Write the password down (in a physical notebook!) if you’re doubting that you’re going to freely keep it in mind. And never use the same password for several social media pages and an email – this is very dangerous. 
  • If you have made a decision to buy real Instagram followers, you should check what quality services you are going to attain. The thing is – there are lots of scam websites that tend to steal their client’s data and then use it in their favor. A decent promotional website doesn’t ask for anything but your username on IG and sometimes your email to send your payments’ info. If you are making a decision to use third-party paid services, you should check that before starting to work with anyone and also check what type of followers (or likes, or views) this website is going to send you – beware of bots and try to find real subs and thumbs up for your profile. 
  • If you’re using social media for business, take access from former employees, and untie them from your business profile as soon as you stop working with them. If the SMM manager only worked with IG under your credentials, it will be enough just to change the password. If they have access to the Insta page through the company’s linked FB page, cancel it through the “Page roles” tab. The tab is hidden very well, not everyone can find it the first time. But if you spend some time, you’ll easily succeed at it. 
  • Periodically check the number and the locations of your authorizations. If you see weird locations in the list, change your password urgently – perhaps someone else is using your account. Don’t just leave it hanging like this – negligence and carelessness online usually lead to somebody else getting your personal data. 
  • Hide your network status. You can find it in settings and then in privacy. The function works both ways – with a hidden network status you will not be able to monitor the online activity of other users.
  • Never click on unfamiliar links. Neither in the mail nor in your direct! IG tries to moderate links as strictly as possible today, but some of them are still present on the platform. We’d recommend you use only the links in the bios of decent pages that sell or promote something, and never click on the ones that you’re getting in direct messages – these are the easiest ones to sell and those usually don’t go through checking by IG techs. 

All of the above is a “Holy Bible” of online safety on IG – if you want to keep your data safe and your account concealed from the scammers, make sure to check every “box” that we have given you above. Every weird thing that is noticed by you in your settings should be regulated immediately; none of that should be treated as something not that serious. Especially, if you have a business page or a profile that has cards and addresses bound to it.

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