Beginning of the year
made it possible to see when you or one of your friends last used the app. Recently, Instagram has added a green dot from those that are online to profile pictures, similar to
At the last glance, showing when you last used the app is a bit scary, to be honest. Why does it matter the last time you checked out cat pictures or checked the number of likes your last picture got?
Fortunately, you can disable Instagram entirely. When it's off, other Instagram users will not be able to see when you last used an Instagram app, and you will not be able to see when your friends were last online. It's a fair trade for a bit
On an iOS device, open the Instagram app, and then select your profile tab – the silhouette icon in the lower-right corner. Touch the Settings icon and scroll down. Finally, see the Privacy and Security section. Select Activity Status from the list, and set the switch to Off .
Android users need to open the app and then tap the profile tab – that's the silhouettes icon in the bottom right corner. Then tap the three-dot icon in the upper right corner. Scroll down until you find the Privacy and Security section. Select Activity Status from the list, then switch the switch to Off .
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