Beware Instagram users! The giant has been rolling out a brand new feature which shows people who you follow or who you have DM’d, when you were last actively online. However, if someone follows you, and you do not follow them back, they will not be able to view your activity status. This can cause a bit of drama, especially if you are like me, and take a couple of hours (days) to reply, while still checking Instagram every few minutes! Don’t panic though, the feature can be turned off.
Keep in mind, if and when you turn the feature off, you will no longer be able to view when anyone else was ‘Active Ago’. In other words, Instagram doesn’t allow you to spy on others, without being spied on yourself – fair is fair.
How to Turn the Feature Off:
- Open Instagram on your mobile and head to your profile page.
- Tap settings (the gear icon next to the Edit Profile button for iOS and the 3 dot icon in the upper right corner for Android).
- Scroll down until you see the option for ‘Show Activity Status’ and tap to turn off.
There you have it!