Because of modern technology, there are many Instagram hack guides on the internet. Your account might get hacked due to the availability of this information. Although it can be a scary situation to be in, there are steps you can take to recover your hacked account.
Account recovery process
Instagram has a new security feature that will help you reclaim your account in case of a hacking. By clicking on the “My login info isn’t working” button, the process is quite simple. You only need to enter the email address or phone number linked to your account. You will receive a six-digit code on the email address or phone number you provided. Enter that code in your Instagram to regain access to your account.
You can use Instagram’s old process if you have no access to the new security feature. Check your email for a message from Instagram. It will let you know if your email address got changed. There is a revert option to undo this change in that message. If there were other changes, such as your password, you might be unable to undo this action. You have to report this to Instagram.
Click on the Forgot Password button on the login screen then tap Need more help? You can find it below the Send Login Link button. Follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure you enter a secure email address only you can access. After submitting your request, check your email for a message from Instagram. Follow the steps provided in the email.
Once in a while, Instagram conducts security checks. One instance is when you submit a request like the one mentioned above. You will receive an auto-response email from the Security Team of Instagram. To verify your identity, you will have to send one or both of the following:
- A photo of yourself holding a paper with the code provided handwritten on it; and/or
- The email address or phone number you used to sign up and the device you used for signing up.
You will receive specific instructions once you provide the asked information. Check your email for a message from Instagram.
If you are able to log in but you feel like someone hacked your account, keep your account secure. It would be best to change your password and revoke access to third-party apps you doubt. You can also turn on the two-factor authentication feature for more security.