Another new Instagram update is being rolling around and many people are excited about it. Of course Instagram is one of the most popular social media apps around the world and many people love it because it is photo-centeric. However, it’s not all about photos when it comes to Instagram. There is also a section for messaging on this app which is called Instagram Direct. In its most recent update, Instagram has added a feature called “Last Activity” which allows you to see when your friends were last online on Instagram. It seems that Instagram is expanding its messaging features and we wouldn’t be surprised if Instagram introduces its stand-alone messaging app soon. In this article, I will give you a thorough explanation for Instagram activity status feature along with the tutorial on how to disable this feature.
What is Instagram activity status
As I mentioned earlier, this new feature of Instagram means that you can view the last time your friends have been online on Instagram. This feature is much similar to WhatsApp last seen status. What you need to know is that your activity status is only viewable for your followers. So you don’t need to worry about strangers spying on your Instagram account and stalking you.
Fortunately, Instagram has provided its users with the ability to disable this feature. So, if you want to keep it private and you don’t want anybody to see when you were last online on Instagram, you can simply disable it.
Also, if you disable Instagram activity status, you will also no longer be able to view last seen time of your followers. This feature actually takes privacy of users in mind. So, if you don’t want anybody to view your last activity status, you also won’t be able to view your followers’ last activity status.
How to hide Instagram activity status
So this new feature of Instagram views you last activity time on Instagram for your followers. But what if you don’t want anyone to see when you were last online on Instagram? There are many people who would rather hide their last seen time on apps such as WhatsApp or Telegram, and Instagram is no exception. Fortunately, Instagram has thought about this and has enabled users to disable activity status feature. Here are the steps you need to take if you want to disable Instagram activity status:
- Launch Instagram on your phone
- Navigate to your Instagram profile
- Tap on the three dots icon or the gear icon on top right corner of the screen to access options
- Scroll all the way down to find an option called “Show Last Activity“
- Toggle this feature off to disable it
By taking these three simple steps, you will be able to hide your last activity status from your followers. This is in fact a great messaging option which has been added to Instagram. So if you want to use an app for messaging, Instagram is trying to add new features to make itself one of your options.