How To Get Rid Of Instagram's Creepy New 'Active' Status Feature

Instagram just added a new feature you might want to turn off — here's how

Gadgets 360 spotted this feature, along with other users on Twitter who have been pointing out the sudden rollout.

To disable the feature, open your Instagram profile page.

The new feature, which is enabled by default, provides information about when a user was last on Instagram to people who are tagged in the user's Stories, or who exchange private messages with the user.

It has also been made clear that not every follower in your Instagram account will be included in this status visibility feature.

The photo and video-sharing app Instagram has now started showing other users when you login to the app.

In fairness, Instagram isn't the only app to offer this feature. The Last Active feature is only accessible to those people who have last updated their app in December 2017.

If this new Instagram "Show Activity Status" feature isn't for you, you can turn it off in settings.

If you don't want to broadcast your activity, thankfully it's extremely easy to turn off this new feature.

According to the report, users can choose from different fonts, different backgrounds, and even apply filters on Type.

But, there is one thing you can not turn off at the moment.

Instagram's Activity Status can also be turned off.

However, if you disable activity status for yourself, you won't be able to see that info for anyone else. which is grand with us, tbh.

So folks, this is what Instagram is adding for millions of its users. This feature was already present in the Android version of the Instagram app. In the meantime, fans will have to make do with the new feature. But that's okay. You're not the spying kind, are you?

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