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Tech News | Instagram To Make Locked Out, Hacked Account Recovery Easier

Instagram To Make Locked Out, Hacked Account Recovery Easier
If you have ever been locked out of your Facebook, Instagram or Amazon account, you'd agree with me that it can be equivalent to eternal damnation, especially when you do not have access to the email and/or phone numbers again.
Late 2018, I was locked out of my Amazon account, an account I used that day. I kept on trying, and trying, and recovering my passwords, but till now it has still been a mission impossible.
I have $180 there and it's my affiliate account, but till now I've not been able to gain access.

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Well, that's not what we are here to talk about. American top tech company, Instagram is currently testing a new way for people to recover their accounts if they get locked out or lose it to hackers.
Currently, locked-out account holders have to email specific verification to Instagram’s security team before access can be restored.
This however has resulted in a permanent loss of many people's accounts, as the hackers would have changed the details by the time you would be working to recover it.

The trial according to the BBC is an in-app function whereby users submit contact information associated with the account, and then receive an access code.
Using this process, it will work even if the account has been hacked and the details changed.
The form of an emailed photograph of the account holder holding up a piece of paper with a handwritten code on it is one of the ways in which the platform currently accepts verification.

Also announced by the tech company, they would be introducing a time delay before a username can be claimed by someone else if an account is hacked or the user decides to change it.
The feature is currently available to all Android users.
What do you think of this? As for me, it's OK as far as it's help save our dear handles.
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