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Why Does Instagram Need My Phone Number?

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One of the fastest-growing social platforms of the last ten years, Instagram has recently hit the 1 billion users mark. To manage this impressive amount of accounts and prevent security breaches, Instagram requires users to follow certain steps to use the platform, such as verifying their account through a phone number. Therefore, the main reason Instagram needs your phone number is security. Scroll down to more about Instagram's safety measures and how to bypass Instagram phone verification.

Whether you decide to give your real phone number to Instagram or to keep it a secret, always be as safe as you can while browsing. Keep your personal information, and especially your banking details, away from social media and websites alike. Once something is online, it can hardly be deleted for good, and you never know who might be watching!