It’s the email we all fear in our inbox. Maybe it’s from Spotify or maybe it’s from Facebook. The subject line can read almost anything, but meaning Someone tried to mess up our account. Now months, go back months Instagram users are on the receiving end. “I made it easy to get back to Instagram,” there is an eyebrow-raising password reset link in the email. Why are you getting this and what does it mean?

Well, the good news and the point to focus on here is that none of this is a sign that your account has already been hijacked. We haven’t seen an official response to this trend, but it seems that bots are making an automated effort to gain bulk access to accounts. And the fact that you’re seeing these emails means they can’t get in.

It’s not something you want to see unless you forgot your password.

The subject line of this email makes incorrect assumptions about the circumstances that triggered the response, and combined with the prominent reset link could be cause for concern. So, how do you know that this is a legitimate communication on Instagram?

What you want is to go to your account settings Check out the email section on Instagram.. You can see a log of all recent (legitimate) messages sent by Instagram.

If you feel paranoid, update your password. But the point here is that many Instagram users are seeing the same thing, they are not individually targeted, and you can quickly and easily verify that these messages are actually from Instagram itself.

Don’t worry now and overshare your life!