Instagram has announced that users will be able to request verification, enable 2FA, and use a new “About This Account” feature.
In an official Instagram blog post titled “New Tools to Keep Instagram Safe,” on Aug. 28, by Instagram Co-Founder & CTO Mike Krieger, the company announced that it was introducing several new features to increase security, authenticity, and transparency on the popular social media app.
About This Account
The first feature, called “About This Account,” will allow users to determine the authenticity of a given account via the app by learning important account details.
Per Krieger, this feature was developed in light of community interest in ascertaining deeper context of accounts to evaluate them:
Our community has told us that it’s important to them to have a deeper understanding of accounts that reach many people on Instagram, particularly when those accounts are sharing information related to current events, political or social causes, for example.
“About This Account” will be available through the menu button, and show users information such as its join date, a history of the account’s username changes over the preceding year, the country where it is based, ads the account is running, and accounts that share followers.