In our previous article, we spoke about how to stay safe on social media, providing tips and information about how to have the most positive experience possible. In this article, we will be speaking about the best apps to use to ensure your social media apps, accounts, and information are secure. These apps are useful to anyone who might make use of social media, but can be especially helpful for those who have children and teenagers who use social media. 

If you make use of social media platforms it is important to be safe. However, you might not have all the right tools or knowledge of how to do so. There are a variety of apps that you can use that will alert you to suspicious behaviour, log in safely to your accounts, as well as control who has access to your account. 

Below we discuss these various apps and these uses. Keep reading to ensure that your social media is safe at all times. 


Suspicious Activity Alerts


Getting alerts on suspicious activity on your social media accounts can help you to stop nefarious actions before they even occur. For this, you should look into the app Log Dog, which is a handy Android app that detects intrusion on your various accounts. Think of it as a 24-hour watchdog on your mobile device. 

This application will closely monitor your accounts, including your Gmail and other email accounts. If there is suspicious behaviour, or an attempt to gain access, you will receive a notification, allowing you to take back control of your accounts with the simple press of a button. The app currently monitors Facebook, Gmail, Evernote, Dropbox, and Yahoo but with plans to expand to others. 


Manage Your Passwords


Managing your passwords is vital when it comes to the safety of your social media accounts. In order to do this effectively, you could look into a tool like LastPass, a password “vault” that is ideal for business people who have several accounts or parents of children who want to keep their social media profiles safe from hackers. 

LastPass is a nifty little app that keeps all of your passwords safe in an encrypted vault, allowing you access to them easily and efficiently. One of the more unique features of the app is that it will help you to generate new, stronger passwords for your profiles. It will also keep digital records of any confidential information you might need handy. 


Access Control To Social Accounts


If you are a business owner using a social media marketing strategy, you will need to ensure that access to your social media accounts is controlled. There are online tools that you can use for this that also offer apps, and the most popular choice of these is Hootsuite. It is an all-in-one social media account manager and helps to control access to your accounts. 

You can grant full or partial access to various employees, allowing you to minimise the risk to different accounts and ensuring each one is secure. You will also not need to grant sensitive information to your employees, as they will simply gain access through the Hootsuite app. However, be sure that whoever has access to the app is trustworthy and will not share information with third parties. 


Lock Those Apps


It is likely that you use the app version of Facebook or even make use of Instagram and Twitter. In order to ensure the safety of your data, it is vital to invest in an App Lock so that you are the only one that has access to them. You are also able to use it to lock any banking apps that you might use so that all confidential information is kept safe. 

You can set a password so that nobody else can unlock or use the apps, providing you with an extra level of security and safety. This is especially useful for teenagers wh might share their phone with friends or in case your phone is stolen, allowing you to avoid any incidents with banking details and so forth. It is simple and easy to install and is essential for maintaining the security of your social media applications. 


Down To You


Keeping your social media platforms safe and secure from threats can be done effectively by using apps and other software. You are able to be alerted of suspicious activity on your accounts, allowing to allay anything before it happens, manage your passwords in one vault for easy and safe access, and even lock your apps so that nobody else can access them. 

If you are concerned about the security of your social media profile, you should invest in one or more application to help you to maintain it. These apps are also highly effective for parents with children and teenagers, as well as business owners who want to keep their details secure. If you would like to improve your social media marketing strategy, feel free to contact NetMechanic today to find out how we can help you.