How to turn off last active on Instagram. Last Active or Last Seen works just like on WhatsApp.
Since Facebook acquired WhatsApp, it was only a matter of when or how long it will take Mark and his team to implement the creepy WhatsApp Last Seen or Last Active feature on Instagram. Those who use Instagram regularly will know about the Last Active feature, it was introduced not long ago and it allows users who follower one another to know when one was Last Seen or Last Active via DM on Instagram.
It should be noted, Instagram and WhatsApp do not work the same way, unlike WhatsApp which I have no problem with people seeing when last I was seen; whatever goes on in the DM on Instagram should stay in the DM the way it is and everyone should have the freedom to enter as many DM as possible without others we’ve DM’d monitoring us or knowing when last we were active on the app. This is an unwritten Instagram Universal rule.
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Having said all that, it’s important to know how to turn off Last Active on Instagram. Sit back, relax and grab a seat as we walk you through the steps if you do not know already.
How to turn off Last Active on Instagram
- Go to your profile and click on the three dotted icon as shown below to bring out Settings Option.
- Scroll down until you see the option Show Activity Status as shown below.
- As described by Instagram “Allow accounts you follow and anyone you message to see when you were last active on Instagram apps. When this is turned off, you won’t be able to see the activity status of other accounts”. This simply means turning off the Last Active feature from your end means you also won’t be able to see when your followers were Last Seen.
- Toggle off the button to turn off Last Active as shown below.
You’ve successfully learnt how to turn off Last Active on Instagram.