Instagram New Feature to Spot Phishing Emails

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Instagram is now facilitating those users who have doubts about emails, whether they are getting them from the social network or not, by introducing a new way. That will help them to identify phishing emails and protect themselves against hackers. Instagram’s new tool will definitely give them peace of mind.

The new feature of the app is going to help users in order to figure out if an email was sent by the Facebook company or if it’s an attempted phishing scam. In case users get an email claiming to be from Instagram, then they can easily check it, if the email is legitimate, by heading over to the “Emails from Instagram” option, that is available in the security settings of the app. Where users will find the complete list of every email that they have been received from the company over the last 14 days.

Instagram to Protect You From Scam By Identifying Phishing Emails

The company is releasing the update now and it might take some time to hit your device and appear in your settings.

An Instagram spokeswoman said in a statement:

“Bad actors are getting better at imitating emails from Instagram, and it is becoming increasingly difficult for people to distinguish between a genuine email and a fake one,”

In order to check whether the new feature is functional for you or not, simply go to the site’s settings and tap on the Security tab. There, you will get to see the option of “Emails from Instagram.” One tab, labeled security, will display the list of emails the company sent you within the last 14 days related to the security of your account. The “other” tab will show you the emails Instagram sent other than the issues of security.

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