Recover hacked Instagram account
Email from Instagram
If your Instagram account has been hacked or compromised , the first thing to do is check the inbox linked to your Instagram profile. The famous social network will in fact send you an email informing you that the email address linked to the profile has been changed. In the same e-mail message, you can cancel this change by pressing the Cancel this change button. In the event that, in addition to the email address, other parameters have been changed (for example the password) and you are unable to change the email address, then you will have to report the stolen account .
To help the Instagram team in your recognition, you can request that the login link be sent to your email address or phone number. To request an access link you will have to follow the following steps:
- on the login screen, press on Get help with access (Android) or Forgot password? (iOS);
- enter the email address or the phone number to which you wish to receive the link, then tap on Next;
- at this point, after receiving the access link, all you have to do is follow the instructions displayed on the screen.
If none of the above methods work, then it will be essential to report the stolen account to the Instagram team. To do this you will have to follow the following steps:
- in the login screen, tap on Assistance with access ;
- enter your username or telephone number in the appropriate fields, then tap on Next ;
- done, tap Need further assistance? and follow the on-screen instructions.
- on the login screen, press Forgot password? ;
- tap on Do you need further assistance? , then press the Next button and follow the instructions that will appear on the screen.
Verify your identity
After following the steps listed above, you will receive an automatic response email from the Instagram team that will ask you to verify your identity by entering one or both of the following information:
- a photo of you while holding in the hands a handwritten code provided by the Instagram team;
- the email address with which you signed up and the type of device used when you signed up
Upon receiving the various information, you will be provided with further instructions to recover your account in a secure email address indicated by you.
If you still manage to log in to your Instagram account
In the event that your account has been hacked and you are still able to access it, you can do the following to make it safe:
Beyond that, we advise you to read our special guide on how to protect Instagram accounts .
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