This new Instagram feature is super creepy

22 January, 2018, 01:45 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • Instagram Activity Status

INSTAGRAM has come under fire over a new feature that broadcasts when you last used the app. So for any of you who have the test feature on you Insta app, here's a very simple way to hide it.

You'll only be able to see the last seen status of people you follow or have direct messaged on Instagram.

The Verge clarifies that even from the people you've DM'd with, the activity status will be visible for only those that you follow.

Instagram now lets users see when their friends last checked the app on their mobile device.

Luckily, unlike Facebook Messenger, this feature can be disabled. These new features will add a handful of new security options to your account so user will not have to worry about the Internet threats in future. Then just turn it off in the "Show Activity Status" option. You can access Direct by swiping right on the homepage and the list of friends who have been chatting with you in past will show on the next page. And this means that all of the Instagram users who follow you are able to keep tabs on how long it has been since you last opened the Instagram app. If they are not, you will see when they were last active.


Go to Instagram's settings menu and scroll down until you see "Show Activity Status". This new feature also allows other Instagram users to know what your Instagram friends are doing in the app.

Until now, Instagram's Stories shows images and videos.

But, there is one thing you can not turn off at the moment.

However, if you disable activity status for yourself, you won't be able to see that info for anyone else. which is grand with us, tbh. This feature was already present in the Android version of the Instagram app. Did you like it? For more updates, stay tuned with us!

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