New Instagram Feature
Instagram is becoming a lot more like the Facebook Messenger app. It now lets you see when a person was “Last Active” on Instagram.
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Don’t forget, that Facebook bought Instagram back in 2012. So, it doesn’t surprise me that both social media networks have similar features.
Some might find this creepy. Other’s might not care at all.
If this does bother you, in today’s post, I will show you how to turn the Instragam “Active Status” feature off.
How do I see who’s active on Instagram?
You can see when people you follow or send direct messages to were last active on Instagram, and they can see when you were last active. You can control the visibility of your activity status in Settings.
To see who’s active on Instagram, tap to go to your Direct inbox. Below someone’s username, you’ll see their most recent activity status (Example: Active 25m ago, Active yesterday, Seen, Typing…).
To change the visibility of your activity status:
- Go to your profile and tap (iOS) or (Android) in the top right
- Scroll down to Settings.
- Next to Show Activity Status, tap . Keep in mind that when you turn off your activity status, you won’t be able to see anyone else’s.
Note: Only the people you follow and send direct messages to can see your activity status.Don't Fret! Learn How to Turn Off Instagram’s Active Status Feature Click To Tweet
As a social media manager, it’s always interesting to see how people respond to changes in their favourite social media network. Changes are bound to happen and they happen fast!
But, what I do like, is that more often than not, most networks provide a way for you to opt-out of these type of features. This gives you a little more control over what you want or does not want to share with your friends, family and followers. In this case, Instagram gives you one.
What are your thoughts on the “Active Status” feature? Will you be turning this off on your Instagram app? Let me know in the comments below!
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