How To Turn Off Last Active On Instagram

Instagram in its latest update rolled out a feature like “Last Seen” that is on WhatsApp. It shows when someone was last using the Instagram app or even the online status in Direct section. In case you are among those who don’t quite like it and wish to restore the things back to how they were previously then Instagram has given you control over it. By default activity status is enabled but you can easily turn off  Last Active on Instagram. Let’s dive right into it.

Note: If you decide to hide your last seen then you also won’t be able to see anyone’s activity status. So, proceed if you’re fine with this.

Turn Off Last Active On Instagram

Before going ahead make sure you’re on the latest version of the app.

  • Launch the app and head over to your profile by tapping on the icon at the bottom right.
  • Under your profile, tap on the gear icon(iOS) or 3 dots(Android) to go to the Settings.

Turn Off Last Active on Instagram

  • Now, go down until you find Show Activity Status in Settings section. Toggle it to OFF.

That’s it. Now, no one will be able to see your online or last active status on Instagram Direct. But at the same time, you too won’t be able to see anyone else’s activity status.

You can enable the option anytime later if you change your mind from the same location.

At the time of writing the article, Instagram is keeping the last active status enabled for all profiles by default. However, disabling it is a few taps away as we’ve seen above.

We hope that you were able to hide your last active status on Instagram. Are you going to keep it that way or are willing to change it over time? Drop a comment and let us know.

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