How to Turn Off Instagram’s “Last Active” Feature


Instagram is a mobile, desktop, and Internet-based photo-sharing application and service that allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly, or privately to pre-approved followers, the Social media application was launched in 2010 by Kevin Systrom, it only started off as an iOS application and later immigrated to android and web, as of last year the application recorded  800 million monthly Active Users, 500 million active  daily users which made the Instagram to be ranked number 7  most popular social networks worldwide as of January 2018, ranked by number of active users (in millions).

This year Instagram rolled out a new feature that tells everybody when you’re “active”, Instagram just implement a new feature which allows your subscribers to see when you were last active in the app.


The status shows up on Instagram direct messages, underneath the usernames of people you chatted with or recently tagged in Stories. You’ll also see “Seen” and “Typing…” underneath messages now. Your active status isn’t visible to everyone. Only people you direct message and follow will see when you were last using Instagram. If you have a public account, and someone who doesn’t follow you sends you an inbox.

For those who always want to remain to be ghosts and at the same time they are into social media here is a way to make you hide from stalkers.

Eyetro Digital has found a way to turn the feature off. Here are some tips:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your device.

Step 2: Tap on the Profile icon locate in the bottom right corner

Step 3: Tap on Settings (three dots located in the top right corner)

Step 4: Scroll down until you see Show Activity Status

Step 5: It will be on by default, so you’ll have to toggle it off.

Step 6: Close Instagram.

Step 7: Relaunch the app. Your Direct Messages should look like this now.


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