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How to Check Instagram Login Activity

  Karen

Have you been getting notifications from Instagram about suspicious login activity on your account?

Or perhaps you are suspecting someone else might be using your Instagram account without your knowledge?

Thankfully, you can easily look up your Instagram login activity from the app.

This article will teach you how to check your login activity on the app to check if someone hacked it.

Additionally, if your suspicions turn out to be accurate, we’ll tell you how to access your Instagram account before the other person does irreparable damage to it.

You’ll learn:

  • How to check your Instagram activity history
  • What do you do if you spot a suspicious login of your Instagram Account?

How To Check Your Instagram Activity History

You can check your Instagram login history by going into your profile page on the mobile or desktop version.

Doing so will show you all your current logins on the Instagram app.

You’ll also see the location of said logins.

If you see something familiar, don’t panic, everything is fine.

However, if the recent activity in Instagram shows logins from remote places in another country, it’s time to act.

Note: Whenever you receive the “We’ve made it easier to get back into Instagram” message, there was a malicious Instagram login attempt on your account.

Report the suspicious activity and change your password.

Check Instagram Login Activity On Mobile

The following steps will work on any device regardless of whether it’s an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone.

To check your login history, just follow these instructions:

  • Step 1: Open the Instagram App.
  • Step 2: Go to your Instagram Profile on the top right corner of the screen.
  • Step 3: Tap the menu icon.
  • Step 4: Tap Settings.
  • Step 5: Tap Security.
  • Step 6: Tap Login Activity.

You’ll see every device you are currently logged on.

Check Instagram Login History On PC

You can check your login history from a computer web browser by going into Instagram’s site.

Once on your desktop computer, follow these instructions:

  • Step 1: Open the Instagram website.
  • Step 2: Click on your profile icon on the top right corner of the screen.
  • Step 3: Click the settings icon.
  • Step 4: Click on Login Activity.
  • Step 5: You’ll see the general location of all the devices logged in.

Once you review the activity, it’ll be time to do some damage control.

If the hacker made a post (or many posts) from your account, take it down.

Pro Tip: If someone hacked your Instagram account, they could delete it without notice.

You’ll get a message that Instagram deleted your account. Luckily, there is a small chance to recover it.

What Do You Do If You Spot A Suspicious Login Of Your Instagram Account?

If your account activity shows that your account was compromised, you need to act fast.

Once they have gained access, they can:

  • Answer a DM.
  • Make a post.
  • Delete your posts.
  • Make comments on your behalf.
  • Change your username.
  • Upload videos to your stories.
  • Leak your account information.

Before making changes, make sure you weren’t the one that activated the possible error message.

Sometimes, when you load from different locations or use another mobile device.

For example, the challenge_required Instagram error.

Sign Off From The Device

You can sign off from the desktop or mobile device the “hacker” is logged in. To do so, just:

  • Step 1: Go to the login activity menu.
  • Step 2: Tap the three dots icon.
  • Step 3: Tap Log Out. Log out from as many devices as needed.

However, this is only one of the things you need to do.

If there was unwanted activity on Instagram, you’d need to check other security settings as well.

Change Your Password

Once log back into the app, you’ll need to change your old password for something more secure.

Here’s a helpful step-by-step guide on how to do so:

  • Step 1: Tap the settings icon.
  • Step 2: On the account settings menu, click Security.
  • Step 3: Tap Password.
  • Step 4: An email will arrive at if your email account.
  • Step 5: Follow the instructions to make a new password.

Once you change password, everyone will need to relogin in again to your Instagram account.

Without the new Instagram password, they won’t use your account anymore.

Two Factor Authentication

This feature will allow you to add an additional layer of security to your account.

The app will send you a code to your text messages or WhatsApp to confirm your identity.

When you do so, any malicious activity on Instagram will be reported back into your screen.

Remove Unauthorized Apps

Sometimes, apps made to boost Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook followers steal your login information.

Once they gain access, they’ll use your data for malicious purposes.

It’s better to remove said apps and delete them.

There is also a chance you might’ve been hacked when clicking on a suspicious link on the said app.

For starters, some ads can take you to suspicious websites.

Conclusion

We hope you found the answer you were looking for.

We are sure you’ll be able to recover your Instagram profile again.

Sometimes, it takes time, depending on the damage done to your account.

Hopefully, no key data was stolen, and the process is simple enough.

If you found our guide helpful, make sure to share it with your friends!

Instagram Login Activity FAQ

Can You Tell If Someone Logs Into Your Instagram?

Yes, you can. Just check your Instagram login history on the security settings menu.

It’ll even tell you an approximate location of the place where it happened. While it’s not the exact address, it is still useful to pinpoint the offender.

How Can You See Someone’s Activity Log On Instagram?

You can only see your own Instagram login history. You can’t see if someone log into their account at any given time other than asking them directly.

We hope this was the answer you were looking for.



About the author
Karen
Karen

Karen is a senior technical writer and copywriter here at GrowFollowing. Her area of expertize are social media apps and new media.