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How to turn off active status on Instagram?

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Instagram is one of the most popular social media networks available at the moment. The platform relies upon photo and video sharing and emphasises sharing our lives online using media rather than text.

Over the years, Instagram has added numerous features to make the platform more accessible and easy to use. These features also include the ability to see when someone was last active on the platform.

In this article, we’re taking a look at how to turn off your active status on Instagram.

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Disabling active status on Instagram

Follow these steps if you don’t want your followers to know when you were last active on Instagram. 

How to turn off active status on the Instagram app?

If you’re using Instagram using the phone app, follow these steps:

  • Open Instagram and tap on your profile picture at the bottom right.
  • Tap the hamburger menu icon and then Settings. 
  • Tap Privacy.
  • Tap Activity Status.
  • Disable the Show Activity Status slider. 

How to turn off active status on INstagram’s website?

If you’re using Instagram in a web browser, follow these steps.

Step 1: Open Instagram, login, click on your profile picture in the top right and click Settings.

Step 2: Head over to Privacy and Security and uncheck the Show Activity Status checkbox under Activity Status. 

Also read: Why are my Instagram Stories blurry?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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