How to check if someone else is using your Instagram account

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Instagram is a popular social media platform where users share photos, videos and talk to their friends using text conversations and video calls. The platform is really popular and Reels has helped it in achieving good engagement. Now the platform also boasts more than 2 billion active users. Instagram has given several options to protect your account from hackers. If you ever feel any suspicious activity in your account and suspect that someone else might be having access to your account, you can check login activity on Instagram.

Instagram login activity shows the last active logins with the date and device name. If you find out any unrecognized login activity, you can quickly end that session and change your password to protect your account. If you are not sure how to see login activity on Instagram, keep reading. In this article, I will tell you how you can check login activity on Instagram and find out if someone else is using your Instagram.

Also see: How To Turn Off Message Requests On Instagram

Check Login Activity on Instagram Mobile App

Open Instagram and go to your profile. Now tap the ‘hamburger icon’ located at the top right side of the screen. Go to Settings and then tap Security.

check login activity on Instagram

In the Security section, Tap Login activity. Now you will see all active logins of your account. This screen shows the last login, device, and location.

In the login activity section, if you see an unauthorized login, tap the three-dot icon in front of it and then select log out.

Log out Instagram suspicious login

Check Login Activity on Instagram for web

If you are using Instagram on a web browser, follow these steps to check login activity.

First, tap the profile icon at the top right corner and then select Settings.

Check Login Activity on Instagram for web

Now check the left sidebar and click on Login Activity.

Check Login Activity on Instagram for web

This section will show you Login activities with activity location on Map.

Login Activity on Instagram for web

If you find an unauthorized login, tap the down arrow icon in front of that activity. It will show you the activity location on the Maps.

Login Activity on Instagram

Now click Log out to sign out from the selected login activity.

Sign out an Login Activity Instagram

Wrap Up

Even if you have ended that unauthorized login session, it is recommended to change the password. Changing password also forces all devices to log in again. But this step ensures your account is safe from hackers. You can also enable two-factor authentication to add another layer of protection to your account. After enabling two-factor authentication, Instagram will send an OTP on your phone every time you or someone else tries to login into the account.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.


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