Instagram’s New Feature Helps You Verify Account Without a Phone

Most social media platforms make it so that you need to provide a phone number or at the very least some kind of an email address so that you can go about creating your account. It’s considered important because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up preventing people from mass creating fake accounts that they can do all kinds of rather terrible things with, and that’s one of the reasons why opening a social media account has become a bit more difficult than might have otherwise ended up being the case.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Instagram, as per Alessandro Paluzzi, is working on a feature that might make this less of an issue. This feature would enable you to save a phone number and create a unique code that would be used to identify you. This code would be stored on your device, and it can help you access your account and create and verify new ones in a much easier manner with all things having been considered and taken into account.

This is useful due to the reason that you wouldn’t need to wait to get an SMS in order to access your account, although it does create a wide range of other issues that would need to be dealt with at the very least to a certain extent. Many of these issues are important to think about such as what would happen if someone or the other were to gain access to your device. If they are able to access your account simply because they have your device, that would be a very real problem that could place the account security of quite a few people in jeopardy.

However, there are other protocols that can be put in place such as 2FA. What’s more is that the person trying to access your account would need to be able to unlock your phone first, and even if they do they would require your password to be able to use this feature in the first place.

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