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How to get back hacked Instagram account? 4 ways (2022)

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Wondering how to get back your hacked Instagram account? Yes, you are at the right place to get back your hacked Instagram account.

Here, we will discuss a few methods to recover hacked Instagram account back as mentioned below.

Method 1: Directly request Instagram to recover hacked account

Method 2: Recover hacked Instagram account from another account

Method 3: Submit the Instagram Support Form

Method 4: Contact Instagram Support

We will discuss each of these methods in detail below.

Method 1: Directly request Instagram to recover hacked account

Follow the below steps to retrieve the hacked Instagram account through the Instagram app

Locate the “Instagram” app on your phone

Open the app.

Click on “Forgot your login details? Get help logging in.”

After clicking for the login help, you will land on the “Find your account” page.

Click on “Need more help?” at the bottom of the page.

Request Instagram to recover hacked account

Now you will land on a page “Choose a way to recover your account”, using your phone number and email.

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Click on “Try another way”.

After clicking on requesting another way to recover your account, you will land on the “Request support page”, where you will have to answer the question “Why can’t you get into your account?”.

Select the option “My account was hacked”.

Request Instagram to get back hacked account

Click on “Next”.

Now you have to answer the question, “Do you have a photo of yourself in your account?”.

Request Instagram to recover hacked account by providing photo

If you select the answer, “Yes, I have a photo of myself in my account”, then follow the steps below.

Click on “Next”.

Enter a valid email address to reach you under the “How can we reach you?” field.

Click on “Submit”.

Enter the 6-digit code that you received in your mail under the “Enter Security Code” field.

If you didn’t receive a code, you can request a new code by clicking the “Get a new code”.

Click on “Confirm”.

After confirming, you will land on the video selfie verification page. Here you have to take your selfie video with the on-screen instructions.

After completing the video selfie, you have to submit it by clicking the “Submit Video” button.

The “Received Request” message will be shown on the screen “We will contact you through the email you provided. Your request may take 1-2 business days” and you will also receive an email including the same message.

Method 2: Recover hacked Instagram account from another account

Follow the below steps to retrieve the hacked Instagram account using another account

Locate the “Instagram” app on your phone.

Open the app.

Login into your friend’s/family members’ Instagram account.

Click on the profile button on the bottom right of the screen.

Click on the hamburger button on the top right of the page.

Now select the “settings” option.

After selecting the settings, you will see multiple options.

This includes “Privacy”, “Security”, “Account” and more.

Now you have to select the “Help” option.

Recover hacked Instagram account from another account.

Select the  “Report a Problem” option to report your problem.

Recover hacked Instagram account from another account by reporting it

After clicking the report option, you can report a problem with or without shaking the phone.

Now you have to briefly explain what happened or what’s not working on the text box and attach a screenshot of the profile page of your hacked account.

Click on “Next”.

Recover hacked Instagram account from another account by reporting it

After submitting, you will receive emails confirming your identity for your account.

Method 3: Submit the Instagram Support Form

Open the Instagram support form.

Now you have to fill out the form.

Enter the “First name”, “Middle name”, and “Surname” of the agency representative under the “Agency representative details” section.

After entering the “First name”, “Middle name”, and “Surname” of the agency representative, enter the “Official email address”, and the “Preferred phone number” of the agency representative.

Now you have to fill out the “Creator details” section.

Enter “First name”, “Middle name”, and “Surname” of the creator under the “Creator details” section.

After entering “First name”, “Middle name”, and “Surname” of the creator, now you have to enter the username of the creator on the “Instagram handle” field.

Enter the name of the mobile device with the model number on the “Mobile device with model” field.

Now select the answer for “What do you need support with?” from the drop-down list.

After filling out the form, now tick the checkbox under the “Disclaimer” section.

Tap on the “Submit Support team” button.

Note: You have to log in to your Facebook account for further process.

Method 4: Contact Instagram Support

 If none of the above methods works out, then it is important to contact Instagram Support about this issue.

There are different ways to contact the Instagram support team.

A few of them are mentioned below.

  • Contact Instagram Support directly
  • Contact Instagram via Report link
  • Get answers from Quora and Reddit
  • Contact Instagram Support via Twitter and Linkedin
  • Use official Facebook pages
  • Contact Instagram Support through Email
  • Contact Instagram directly

Detailed step-by-step instructions to contact Instagram are provided below.

8 trusted ways to contact Instagram

Wrapping Up

Hoe you get an idea about recovering your hacked Instagram account. Kindly let us know if you have any queries.