Instagram begins rolling out two-factor authentication

Instagram has doubled down on user security by rolling out two-factor authentication.

According to TechCrunch, Instagram has been testing two-factor authentication with select users and has plans to globally launch the feature soon. Two-factor authentication with Instagram works in a similar fashion to others apps such as Twitter, Facebook, Slack and Pinterest; owners verify the account with a phone number.

With two-factor authentication, if someone attempts to access the account, they’ll be denied because an authentication code is required. This code is sent via text message to the number provided when setting up the authentication.