Instagram is constantly busy updating its features and introducing new ones all dedicated to improving the experience of its users on this social network. And the latest wide-ranging set of new tools, introduced to public hours ago, is addressed to transparency and security. The set includes three important updates. Today InstaBF, one of those rare providers of Instagram and IGTV likes, comments, followers, and views you can trust without hesitation, will refer to each tool separately. Let’s pass onto each of them directly.



“About This Account” Section Update

Due to the new “About This Account” section, Instagrammers will be able to receive more information and evaluate the legitimacy of any other user of this social network. You can access this new feature by clicking on the menu button of the account with a substantial reach you are interested in. Such information will be provided as the country the account was based in, when it was created, accounts that share followers with that user, as well as what usernames that account has changed during the past year. Additionally, the new feature links account with impressively large audiences to Insta ads that it runs. This is all addressed to solving the recent talks around the transparency of advertisements and the disinformation spread inside social networks. From September 2018 on, those users who have accounts with large audiences will be able to review the info about their accounts. That information will afterward become publicly available.

After the first phase of this feature’s practical usage, the tool will launch to all Instagrammers all over the world.



Getting the Verified Badge

The next not less significant new feature will provide Instagrammers a chance to apply for and get the blue verified badge. The process of application is no longer opaque, but standardized. A verified badge is mostly needed by notable public figures, global brands, celebrities, or international entities Insta accounts represent. Seeing this badge next to an Instagram account, users will understand they are dealing with an authentic representative of that celebrity or brand.

To request this badge, the Insta user must go to the menu of his account, select Settings, and click on “Request Verification”. After the application, Instagram will review it and request the applier’s username, full name and a copy of his legal or business identification. None of this information will be exposed to the public. If any of these data are missing or are incorrect, Instagram won’t verify the account.



Support for Third-Party Authenticator Applications

And the last innovation by Instagram is addressed to making this social network more durable against threats and attacks made by hijackers on Instagram accounts. The added support to the third-party authenticator applications such as DUP Mobile and Google Authenticator will make 2FA (the two-factor authentication) much safer than before.

Mike Krieger, Instagram co-founder and CTO, mentions in his latest statement, that the service won’t stop on this and will keep on working to improve spam and abusive content filters in order to make this giant social network a safe and pleasant place for its milliard users!