What could be worse than another popular social medium introducing the dreaded last seen feature? We are talking about Instagram. Yes, my dear friends! Now, even Instagram has the last seen feature. But, don’t worry.
In this post, we will tell you how to turn this feature off on Android and iOS.
Thankfully, the last seen feature is not shown next to the Instagram posts. It is available in your Direct Inbox. For those not in the know, open Direct messages on your Instagram app and you will see Active __ ago label under each name.
If you notice carefully, some users don't have the Last active label. Well, that’s because the Active status is only shown for the messages where sender and receiver both follow each other.
However, if you have a message from someone in your Direct inbox whom you have unfollowed, you will still be able to see their Active status.
How to Turn Off Active Status on Instagram on iPhone
Open Instagram on your iPhone and tap the profile icon at the bottom-right corner on the home screen.
On the Profile screen, tap the Settings icon. Scroll down and look for the Show activity status option. Turn it off.
That’s it. You have successfully managed to turn off this hideous feature.
Keep in Mind
Like all other social media apps where the Last seen feature is present, if you turn this feature off, even you won’t be able to see others' activity. So, while barring others from viewing your activity status, you also lose the right to view their activity status.
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