Facebook and Instagram have taken steps to stop people from exploiting Instagram models.
The social network announced Friday that Instagram models who use the company’s new Instagram API must now use Instagram’s default password for authentication.
Facebook also has added an extra step in the authentication process for Instagram models using the new API to verify the user’s identity and verify that the person who registered with the account is the person in the image.
The Instagram API requires the user to create a unique username and password for each photo that they upload to the platform.
Facebook’s Instagram API is also being deprecated.
Instead, users will need to register an account with Facebook using a third-party application.
The company has said that if users use the new authentication, the account will not be linked to a Facebook account.
Facebook said Instagram models can still use their Facebook accounts for things like shopping and updating Instagram feeds.
Instagram has also been testing a new API that it said would be much more robust and easier to use.