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How to appear offline on Instagram?

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If you value your privacy, being shown offline on Instagram, Whatsapp, or any other social media app is necessary. This means you will not be bothered by friends, cousins, or family members, if any, at 3 am. You can scroll through your Instagram feed without anyone pestering you.

This article discusses how you can appear offline on Instagram on their website and the app.

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Mastering the offline art

A green dot appears next to your profile, and this is how your friends can view that you are online. If you switch off this setting, you will not be able to see the activity status of any other account.

Here’s how to appear offline on Instagram on PC and mobile app.

Appear offline on Instagram’s website

Log into your Instagram account on a PC. You can change your Instagram settings to appear offline by following the methods given below:

Step 1: On your home page, at the bottom left corner, click on three horizontal dashes labelled More.

How to appear offline on Instagram?

Step 2: Click on More and go to settings; that will be the top-most option in the list.

How to appear offline on Instagram?

Step 3: Click on Privacy and security. This option will show you your Activity status, where you can turn it off.

How to appear offline on Instagram?

Remember, you are only switching off your activity status for one account. Every account’s activity status needs to be individually turned off if you have multiple accounts.

Appear offline on Instagram app

Open the Instagram app on your mobile and follow the steps shown below:

How to appear offline on Instagram?
  • As your feed opens up, tap on the bottom right corner of your screen on your profile.
  • On your profile page, tap in the top right corner on three horizontal dashes.
  • This will open up multiple options, tap on Settings, the top-most heading.
How to appear offline on Instagram?
  • When Settings open up, tap on Privacy.
  • In Privacy, scroll down and search for the Activity Status option. Tap on it when located.
  • Here, you can switch on/off your activity status. This will remove your presence from Instagram.

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Sania Usmani

Sania Usmani

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