Instagram rolls out two-factor authentication to improve security

Instagram's popularity continues to grow, and the social network has started to roll out two-factor authentication to help prevent security breaches.

Until now, logging into Instagram only required a user ID and password, but TechCrunch is reporting that soon users will be able to opt for a temporary code to be texted to them, as a second step in the login process.

Enabling two-factor is a long belated move by the service, which has become the photo sharing service of choice for many celebrities. Last year, Taylor Swift was the victim of a hack, where a user took over her account and posted several pictures that were later deleted when her team regained control of it.