New to Instagram ? Here are a few basic tips you can use right now to secure your Instagram account:

  • Pick a strong password. Use a combination of at least six numbers, letters and punctuation marks (like ! and &). It should be different from other passwords you use elsewhere on the internet.
  • Change your password regularly, especially if you see a message from Instagram asking you to do so. During automated security checks, Instagram sometimes recovers login information that was stolen from other sites. If Instagram detects that your password may have been stolen, changing your password on Instagram and other sites helps to keep your account secure and prevent you from being hacked in the future.
  • Never share your password with anyone.
  • Turn on two-factor authentication for additional account security.
  • Make sure your email account is secure. Anyone who can read your email can probably also access your Instagram account. Change the passwords for all of your email accounts and make sure that your Instagram password is not the same as your email account password.
  • Never log into your instagram account from a public computer. If you use a computer or phone that you share with someone else, always log out of Instagram when you have finished that session. Do not check the “Remember Me” box when logging in through a browser, as this will keep you logged in even after you close the browser window.
  • Think carefully before you authorise any third-party app to access and use your Instagram account.

(Source: Instagram)