Facebook subsidiary Instagram has now enabled activity status in direct messages this means that practically all of your friends will now be able to see when the last time you were actively using the app was.
The feature rolled out as part of the latest updates for Android and iOS – so at least you know everyone is getting the same deal.
In case you were wondering how this looks, Instagram now displays a line indicating the last time a user was active on its platform directly underneath their username. The activity status is currently only visible in direct messages.
To be very clear, your followers cannot see when you were most recently on Instagram. Only people you follow or have previously directly messeged will see how many minutes or hours ago you were scrolling through your feed.
if you don’t like people knowing this sort of thing, turn off the feature in settings.
Here’s how you can do this:
- Open the app and head to Settings.
- Scroll down until you see the new ‘Show Activity Status’ option.
- Toggle the feature off.