Instagram will introduce from next week three new functions to secure the accounts of its users, as announced Mike Krieger, co-founder of the company, on the Web page Social.
The new functions will help to assess the authenticity of the accounts with a lot of follow-up, to ensure those of the “public figures” and to protect all the accounts. This last update occurs shortly after a massive attack on the network and that allowed the kidnapping of hundreds of accounts.
“Keeping people with bad intentions is incredibly important to me,” justifies Krieger in announcing the news. “That means trying to make sure that the accounts you follow and interact with are who you say you are,” he adds.
To verify the accounts, Instagram will incorporate in the menu the function “on this account”, where information about the date of creation, the country of origin and the changes of users in the last year are offered.
“If you see an account that you think violates Community rules, you can denounce it,” says Krieger. During the month of September, the user will be able to review the information that will be made public.
In the same function, a blue emblem will be incorporated to ensure that the account is the real one of a “public figure, celebrity or a brand of an international entity”.
To access the Blue Badge application form, the menu Settings feature will have to choose the verification request, provide the user name, the full name and a copy of the company’s official records.