Instagram announces a security feature to control third-party apps

instagram getting new security features

Third-party apps are an important part of the digital experience today. But they often need access to important apps like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. As a result, it has become hard to keep track of the third-party apps accessing these social media portals which carry sensitive data.

To make a change, Instagram has announced brand new security features that will allow the users to stay on top of these third-party apps. The new features will allow the users to control what they share with the third-party services.

To check out the first feature, Instagram users can head to “Settings”, select “Security”, then tap on “Apps and Websites.” Users will then be able to remove any third-party apps they do not need.

Instagram’s other feature will allow its users to authorize access to third-party services. The authorization screen will list out the information that a third-party service is requesting access to. Hence, the users will be able to either authorize access or cancel it based on their comfort level.

Instagram has said that these features will be rolled out for everyone over the course of the next six months.