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Here is how to disable Instagram 'Last Active' feature

26 March 2018 3

Like every other social media platform and app out there, Instagram started with a certain set of features and added many more to them with time. Some of these features are loved by users, some are not, and a few receive mixed reactions. One such newly-added Instagram feature is Last Active which tells you when was the last time someone in your Instagram contact list came online on the app. It also means that others can check when was the last time you came online on the app.


As it is not hard to guess, not everyone likes to share their Last Active time on Instagram with others. And if you are reading this post, it is most likely that you are one of those users. The good thing is that it is quite easy to disable Instagram's Last Active feature on the app. You simply need to follow these easy steps and you will be good. So let's get started.

Step 1: Launch the Instagram app on your device and visit your profile tab on the app.


Step 2: Tap the three-dot icon in the top right corner to visit app settings. From here, keep scrolling down until you see the option Show Activity Status.


Step 3: This Show Activity Status option will be enabled by default (see the image above) which you need to disable to hide your last active timestamp.


This way, you can disable Instagram's Last Active feature on your account with ease. It should be noted that once you choose to disable it for your profile, you will not be able to see last active timestamp of other users as well. If you ever wish to enable the feature again, all you need to do is to follow the same stamps and turn the toggle on.


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