Instagram improves your security: verify which companies access your data

A new security feature allows you to discover which applications and websites maintain access to your Instagram data. And you can remove that access.

Facebook received an important pull of ears because of the enormous lack of privacy that its services suffer: the Cambridge Analytica case was a before and after in the protection of user data. It is not that the company is going to reculate in the collection of the data since thanks to them it lives , but it has put some barrier. Even in applications that are not the social network itself, such as Instagram .

Instagram has also been improving privacy and security , it has even been proposed to prevent harassment or the need for attention continue to proliferate. And the latest news is an important advance in the control of our personal data, an advance that is strange that it was not already present in the app. Because, could you give the name of all the companies to which you provided access to your Instagram account?

Discover all the apps and websites that access your Instagram data and easily revoke the permission

Instagram mejora su seguridad: verifica qué empresas acceden a tus datos

Giving permission for an application or service to access the account is common in Instagram , also in other applications such as Twitter , Facebook or Google , for example. With this we can perform actions on other apps that do not allow the original services; how to create user charts, automatically share Instagram photos in third-party applications or download the states to our phone gallery.

As Instagram has announced , the application will incorporate into the accounts of all users a new security option that enables quick checking of which applications and websites have access to the data of the social photography network . With the entire list of companies available, we will get a glimpse of our risk situation, also the option to eliminate access to those services that we have stopped using or that no longer give us confidence. In addition, Instagram will highlight what profile data each service requests when we try to authorize it with our account. Something similar to what Google does every time we register a new application with the profile.

Instagram mejora su seguridad: verifica qué empresas acceden a tus datos

The new security check is already active for some users, we have checked it in our account. To find out if you have the active option you just have to do the following:

  • Open Instagram on your mobile.
  • Enter the settings and go to Security.
  • Go to Applications and web services.
  • Enter Assets: here are all the permissions you gave to third companies to access your data.
  • Eliminate all access to apps and websites that no longer interest you, also those that offer privacy concerns .
  • Alternatively, you can use the browser by accessing this link from the web .

«Instagram emails»: this is the new social network security function

Instagram launches a new feature called “Instagram Emails” in which we can check if they are trying to steal the account.

The growing importance of social networks has caused many criminals to use them to try to obtain data and private information from users. On many occasions they send mails posing as large corporations to confuse us, what we know as Phishing.

To try to secure our accounts and let us know if we are being a victim of such attacks, Instagram has launched a new function in its application.

This is how Instagram Emails works

In an update that is already being sent to users, a new section called Instagram Emails has been incorporated in which we can see the emails we have received from the company in our mail.

In this way, when we receive an email to our mailbox, we can go to the application and check if it really comes from it. It will save the emails of the last 14 days, and there will be two columns.

In the first one we can see the emails related to security, such as those we receive when we have made a new connection. In the second we will have other different emails, but also received from the service.

If we have received an email that claims to be from Instagram but it is not from this platform, it will not appear here so what we have to do is look in this new section every time we receive an email that seems to come from this service.

If, despite everything, someone has managed to enter our Instagram profile and take control, what we must do is go to the security section and follow the steps detailed there.

This is the new Instagram Stories design: more handy features and cleaner interface

Instagram was updated yesterday with a new dark theme for both iOS and Android, but from its hand came a change of practically the …

Instagram was updated yesterday with a new dark theme for both iOS and Android, but from its hand came a change of practically the same nature , and that is the Stories interface, with more than 500 million active users on a daily basis , It has changed almost completely, with new distribution of elements and new functions.

It is therefore appropriate to comment on what we find with the new Instagram Stories interface , one of the star features of Instagram that aims to conquer us with its renewed design and options.

This is what Instagram Stories looks like now

Tg Image 3727468147 This is the interface we find now when opening the stories.

The new Stories design is somewhat cleaner, and comes from new UI icons and distribution. Specifically, we have almost the same sections as before , although we find news such as ‘create’, something we will talk about later. This is what we will find when opening the stories

  • Normal
  • Create
  • Live
  • Boomerang
  • Superzoom
  • Free hands
  • Music
  • (Looking ahead, as we see in Genbeta , the ‘TBT’ mode will be added to upload photographs with some time)

When opening the camera, by default, we activate the ‘normal’ mode . This allows us to take pictures with both the front and rear cameras, and leaves the filters more handy than ever, these being located on the right. To use it, we only have to move in that direction, and they will be applied automatically. This normal mode does not go beyond, photographs with or without a filter .

Instagram mode This is how the ‘create’ mode and its options look.
The ‘Create’ mode is the new agglutinating function of Instagram Stories. We can select from multiple options by simply sliding to the right.

The ‘Create’ mode combines several of the functions we already had, in a new interface. When you open it, we are shown the option to write text, although if we scroll to the right we have several interesting options.

  • Add a GIF of Gyphy

  • Add a countdown

  • Dual Option Surveys

  • Dual Option Questions

  • Questions through messages

These options are duplicated when we access the menu with the icon of the smiling sticker, from which we can add extras such as locations, chats, donations, likes indicators and others.

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As we can see, it is a redesign focused on the relocation of contents, which maintains the majority of functions trying to establish a distinction between the quick photography with filter of the more elaborate compositions with text, music, surveys and others. The redesign is available on iOS and Android terminals , and it is enough to have the Instagram application updated to the latest version to enjoy it.