Instagram is testing a new in-app account recovery process. This process will help restore Instagram hacked accounts.
As part of the new testing process, in order to recover, users are asked to fill in their personal information, such as their original email address or phone number, and then send their six-digit code to their chosen contact information.
This new method helps ensure account recovery even if the hacker changes the username and contact information associated with the account.
According to reports, through this new process, Instagram also intends to prevent hackers from using email or phone numbers to take over accounts from different devices.
Currently, users have to wait for a recovery email or fill out a support form to recover a hacked account, which is actually a long and time-consuming process.