On Monday, Instagram announced that it is testing changes that may make it easier for users to restore access to compromised accounts, as well as security features that may make it difficult to steal Instagram user names in the first place. This news comes after a wave of Instagram users encountered problems returning to their blocked accounts.
Account holders currently blocked must send a specific verification via email to the Instagram security team before access can be restored. The trial version is a function within the application where users send contact information associated with the account and then receive an access code. This will work even if the account is compromised and details are changed. One of the ways in which the platform currently accepts verification is in the form of a photograph sent by email to the account holder holding a piece of paper with a handwritten code. Instagram, owned by Facebook, also announced that it is introducing a delay before another person can claim a username if an account is hacked or the user decides to change it.