Immediately log into your Instagram account right now & fix these settings right now!


First- what if you saw that someone is using your account, you will be shocked if your account has posted which you never uploaded. Scary right? Go to your account setting, Account Center, password & security, check for login devices and log out of any unrecognized devices , mark it as – not me!


Second- revoke access of any third party apps you might have given access to, immediately. These apps are mining your data, selling it, tracking your location, being used for fraudulent purposes. Settings & Privacy- Website permission- Apps & Websites- revoke access.


Third- Disable Contact sync, puts your friends and every single person in your contact list at risk. Not only you but everyone you know, their data is exposed and vulnerable.


Make these changes right away! Settings- Account Center- Your information & permission- Upload contact data

Please disconnect your turn off this permission!



Additionally you can set your messages only from those you follow to land in your inox and all others as requests. It’s going to bring you lots of peace of mind especially if you are someone who someone who is a public personality or receive a lot of DMs.


Stay Aware, Stay Safe.


Jai Hind, Jai Bharat!



PS- We have also included relevant content from articles/posts available on the subject, online.







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‘Akancha Against Harassment’ is India’s largest social impact initiative against cyber harassment. It was founded by Miss Akancha Srivastava in February 2017. It’s a not-for-profit Section 8 organization.

Honorary Board of advisors

Foundation’s advisory board hosts – Former Special DGP RK Vij (Chattisgarh), ADG Navniet Sekera (Uttar Pradesh), ADG Krishna Prakash (Maharashtra), Dr Poonam Verma (Principal- SSCBS, Delhi University)

Goals of this initiative

The initiative aims at Education, Empowerment & Bridging of general population with the authorities.

Support of the Indian Police for the initiative

Bridging is the most unique attribute of the initiative. We have a host of over 65+ senior police officers from across the country supporting us in content & awareness drive.

This unique strength helps us address any victim complaints that come to us as well as inform people about various measures of law enforcement across the country.

Multilingual AI Chat helpline for cyber safety

We run India’s only private national multilingual AI chat helpline for cyber safety. This helpline is currently available in Hindi & English on our website. It can be accessed from any internet enabled device. You can chat here anonymously, fearlessly.