Did you know that Instagram lets your followers know the last time you were on Instagram thanks to your Instagram activity status?
Unfortunately, Instagram just rolled this feature out to users through an update and turned it on by default for everyone.
As a result, if you go to the direct message section on Instagram, you can see when someone you follow (and who also follows you back), was last online. Yikes!
Fortunately, they make it easy to disable your activity status if you want to protect your privacy on Instagram.
On this episode of Social Snacks, you will learn how to disable activity status on Instagram.
This way the people that you follow won't be able to see the last time you were on Instagram.
To disable your activity status on Instagram, watch this short video.
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How to Disable Your Instagram Activity Status On iOS
- Launch Instagram
- Tap on your profile icon (avatar)
- Tap on the gear icon
- Turn "show activity status" off on Instagram
How to Disable Your Instagram Activity Status On Android
If you have an Android device, here are instructions on how you can disable the activity status on Instagram.
- Launch Instagram
- Tap on your profile icon (avatar) in the bottom right
- Tap on the three vertical dots
- In the options menu, turn off "show activity status" on Instagram
When you disable the "show activity status" feature on Instagram, the people who you follow won't be able to see the last time that you were active on Instagram.
Over to You
There you have it, you've learned how to disable Instagram's activity status for iOS and Android.
This way you prevent people from seeing when you were on Instagram.
As you can see, they make it very easy to disable your activity status.
Now that you've disabled the activity status on your Instagram account, do you think that Instagram should disable this by default for all users and let you choose to activate it?
Let us know what you think in the comments below. If you need help with developing your Instagram marketing strategy, don't hesitate to contact us to get help with Instagram or follow us on Instagram if you haven't done so yet.