Instagram Adds 'Last Seen', Here's How You Turn it Off

You can disable Instagram’s new “last active” notice feature
     
     
       By Ida Torres

To enhance the experience and make it easier for users to see who is following them, Instagram added a new indicator that makes things clearer. Interestingly, the feature works even if the person is not following your account. We lately rolled out the ability to see when people you follow or message in Direct were last active on Instagram, and they can see when you were last active. In the latest addition, just like Messenger and WhatsApp's last seen activity of users, Instagram users can now see the last seen activity of other users. There, you can see small timestamps showing the last time someone you chatted with visited Instagram. The users will be able to see when the people they follow or chatted with were last active.

This feature will also show the "active now" status if you are using the app at the time.

We've asked Instagram for comment on whether it thinks the feature should be turned on by default, and how it plans to address users' privacy concerns.

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Unlike Facebook, you can turn this function off, so thank goodness for that.

Scroll down to "Show Activity Status". That's all you need to do. The giant is adding new Activity Status feature for your friends. Gadgets 360 spotted this feature, along with other users on Twitter who have been pointing out the sudden rollout. While Instagram Stories have always been based on images and video, Instagram has been testing the new Type feature that apparently shows up next to other choices such as Boomerang, Rewind, and Superzoom. When looking at the account of someone who is following the user, they will now be presented with the option to "Follow Back" instead of just "Follow".

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