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How to appear offline in Instagram

This trick will keep you off Instagram’s radar.

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If you are the type of person who likes the stay off the radar when browsing social media, then you will want to know about Instagram’s latest activity status feature. Recently, Instagram pushed an update that allows your followers and privately messaged contacts to see when you are active and for how long.

You now have an “activity status” which tracks how many minutes or hours it has been since you last logged into Instagram, and when you do log back in, it shows when you are currently online. If you are active, you will appear as “active now.” This information can only be seen by people you follow along with people you message privately. It’s nice that Instagram doesn’t show this to everybody, especially those personalities who have millions of followers, but it still feels a bit intimate.

If you want to turn this off, here’s how to do it:

  1. Open Instagram and go to your profile
  2. Tap the gear icon to go to options
  3. Scroll down to “show activity status.”
  4. Tap the button next to it to disable the activity tracker

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That’s it.

Privately browsing social media is essential for some users, while other’s don’t mind as much. Regardless of how you feel towards the update, it is always nice to know what is new about one of the most popular applications in the world.

Are you keeping this new feature turned on? Let us know how you feel about Instagram’s changes in the comments below. 


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