Features like the Facebook stories, a separate Messenger, are literally irritating that nobody asked from Facebook. Similar to Messenger and WhatsApp’s last seen activity of users, Instagram users can now see last seen activity of other users. The new feature of Instagram that is the last active element can be spotted by visiting your direct messages. You can see small timestamps showing the last time when someone you chatted with visited Instagram. Timestamps will let you look up to the minute someone used the service. Instagram has now added green dots of those who are online to profile pictures similar to what Facebook Messenger has. Revealing the last time you were using the app is a bit creepy. Why does it matter when last time you checked out pics of the cat or the number of likes your previous pic has received. Thankfully, Instagram has made it possible to disable this feature altogether. When it is turned off, fellow Instagram users will not be able to see when you last used an Instagram app. Similarly, you will also won’t be able to see when your friends were online. It is a fair trade for a bit of privacy.
- On iOS
Open the Instagram app and select tab of your profile. It is the silhouette icon in the bottom right corner. Click on the Settings, then scroll down. Eventually, you will find the Privacy and Security section. Select the activity status from the list then toggle the switch to Off position.
- On Android
Users of Android need to open the app, Then tap on profile tab- It will be the silhouette icon in the bottom right corner. In the right corner. Click on the three-dot icon. Scroll down till you find the Privacy and Security section. Just select Activity status from the list and then toggle the switch to Off position.
After disabling this feature and hiding the last seen, you will not be able to see last active status of other people as well.