The new feature helps users to find out if an email was sent by Instagram or is an attempted phishing attack.
Instagram has added a new feature that is aimed at tackling phishing attacks carried out through social media platforms.
The new feature helps users to find out if an email was sent by Instagram or is an attempted phishing scam.
As The Verge notes, the Instagram app will list every email the company has officially sent a user over the last 14 days.
To check if an email is genuine, a user has to head to the Emails section from the Instagram option in the app’s security settings. The update is being gradually rolled out to all users. (ANI)
Heads up: Today, we’re launching a new feature to help people identify phishing emails claiming to be from Instagram. This account security feature (accessed through Settings) allows anyone to check if an email claiming to be from Instagram is genuine. pic.twitter.com/3UE5kSypM6— Instagram (@instagram) October 7, 2019
Instagram is rolling out a new security feature to tackle phishing scams— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) October 7, 2019
The feature accessed through Settings will display 2 tabs:
– “Security” tab displays list of emails IG sent in past 14 days related to acct security
– “Other” tab displays list of all other emails from IG pic.twitter.com/eqyolR2LyG