Instagram - Reset Password
Recently I have changed my phone so need to get on board again with all the social media platforms and other apps. When I opened Instagram I found a link stating "Forgotten your login details?" Get help with signing in. I was curious to know how well the Instagram helps me to reset my password clicked on the link.
Once I clicked on the link It has opened new page with simple and clear instruction to enter Instagram username or the email or phone number linked and another option to Login with Facebook. I have entered my email address and click next.
In the next page there were three option. Send an Email or Send an SMS or Login with Facebook.
I have choose Login with Facebook and Instagram has checked my linked Facebook account and redirect me to new page where I am able to set new password.
While setting new password first I tried with small password and it showed me toast notification says "Password must me at least 6 characters long" so I tried again with long password but the easy one to guess so again Instagram has shown the modal window saying it's easy to guess.
So, finally I have entered some simple string characters and it's accepted as my new password.
The way Instagram showing my linked Facebook account to reset my password is something new for me. It has given me smooth experience as I don't need to check my email or SMS. This kind of flow can be implemented in such apps where two or more apps are connected and generally users use them together like Instagram and Facebook.
In the last step when I entered new password and confirm password in simple string form there was no notification which says password is too weak. I personally think Instagram should change it's password policy.
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