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Instagram

Owned by Facebook, Inc.

  • Proprietary
  • Free
  • Social Media

Photo and video sharing social network, usually connected to your Facebook account.

Secure your account (self-configuration)

Security settings

Activate Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Via app
  1. Go to your profile
  2. Go to the hamburger menu -> Settings
  3. Select Security
  4. Select Two-factor authentication
  5. Now you can setup with the method of your choice, it is recommended to use an Authentication App instead of Text Message (SMS)
  6. Depending on the choice you make here, you will need to follow the instructions with the method you choose.
Verify where you are logged in Via app
  1. Go to your profile in the bottom right corner
  2. Go to the hamburger-menu in top right corner
  3. Tap Settings, choose Security
  4. Verify where you are logged in
  5. If there are some you do not recognize, or you are not sure, it is recommended to use Log out of all sessions-button.
Choose a strong password
Via browser
  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Change Password on the left side
  3. Use a unique password with at least 16 characters with lower- and uppercase characters, numbers and special symbols. (preferably from a password manager)
Via app
  1. Go to your profile in the bottom right corner
  2. Go to the hamburger-menu in top right corner
  3. Tap Settings, choose Security
  4. Then choose Password
  5. Use a unique password with at least 16 characters with lower- and uppercase characters, numbers and special symbols. (preferably from a password manager)

Privacy settings

Disable contact syncing Via app-only
  1. Go to your profile in the bottom right corner
  2. Go to the hamburger-menu in top right corner
  3. Tap Settings, choose Account
  4. Go to Contact syncing
  5. Toggle it off
Delete synced contacts Via browser-only
  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Manage Contacts on the left side
  3. Click Delete All
Disable data sharing with advertisers Via app-only
  1. Go to your profile in the bottom right corner
  2. Go to the hamburger-menu in top right corner
  3. Tap Settings, choose Ads
  4. Go to Data About Your Activity From Partners
  5. Toggle off Use Data from Partners
Download your data
Via app
  1. Go to your profile in the bottom right corner
  2. Go to the hamburger-menu in top right corner
  3. Tap Settings, choose Security
  4. Choose Download Data
  5. Input your email and tap Request Download
  6. It may take up to 48 hours to receive the data
Via browser
  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Privacy and Security on the left side
  3. Under Data Download, click Request Download
  4. Choose HTML for easiest to read data and click Next
Delete your account Via browser-only
  1. Go to the Delete Your Account-page
  2. Select an option
  3. Click Delete [username]

What they collect [source]

Information in camera viewport

Using the camera in the app, everything is analyzed in order to provide filters, masks and tips for using the camera.

Communications (Content, location data, who and when)

Through posts, photos and messages.

Network and connections

Who you are in contact with, people, pages, groups, hashtags.

Your usage

How you interact with all of their products, engagement, who you share with, duration of interaction.

What others share and say about you

What others say about you, shares with and about you. How people interacts with your profile, and imports from address books.

Debit or credit card number

If you make any purchases using Facebook, these details will be saved and collected for 7 years.

Device information

Via computers, phones, connected TVs and other web-connected device. Operating system, hardware and software versions, battery level, signal strength, available storage space, browser type, app and file names, types and plugins (browsers).

Device operations

Operations and behaviors performed on the device, such as whether a window is foregrounded or backgrounded, mouse movements.

Identifiers

Device IDs from your devices, ad identifiers from Facebook and other services, family device IDs.

Information from partners (even without an account)

Your interactions with apps, ads using Facebook's Analytics tools. These partners provide information about your activities off Facebook - including information about your device, websites you visit, purchases you make, the ads yu see, and how you use their services, whether or not you have a Facebook account or are logged into Facebook.

Activities from other Facebook products

They connect information about your activities on different Facebook products and devices.

Location information

Current location, where you live, places you liked to visit, businesses and people near you to see what you enjoy and might enjoy.

Last updated: 2021-05-09