On Tuesday, popular social media platform Instagram said that it plans to launch a feature that will allow users to see ads, the country, and username changes from various accounts. The feature will be entitled "About This Account." Other details will also be made available to users.
Here's what Instagram Chief Technology Officer and co-founder Mike Krieger had to say about the changes:
"Keeping people with bad intentions off our platform is incredibly important ... that means trying to make sure the people you follow and the accounts you interact with are who they say they are, and stopping bad actors before they cause harm."
Instagram will also allow the use of third-party apps (Google Authenticator and DUO Mobile) for 2-factor authentication. This will help users log into their accounts securely.
Facebook introduced a similar feature for managed fanpages that have a large American following.
Basically, average social media users, such as myself, will be able to find out if fanpages on either Instagram or Facebook are legit. If they aren't, we can let Instagram know right away so no one contributes to the fanpage, monetarily speaking.
You can tell if a popular page is legitimate by a star or check by the person's name/picture. That means the fanpage was verified.
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