How to turn off your activity status on Instagram

Instagram is one of the best social media apps out there. It’s one of the apps that’s very user-friendly and safe. You can share your photos and stories, do live videos and chat with your friends. If you are one of those people that does not like to share their activity status with friends and followers, you are in the right place. Keep reading this article, and you will be able to turn off your activity status in just a few simple steps.

First of all, who can see your Instagram activity status?

Not everyone can see when you were last active on the app. Only people who follow you and people you’ve sometimes chatted with can see your activity status.

How do I turn the status off and on?

  • To do this, you’d first have to open the app and then go to your profile.
  • Now, depending on which device you are currently using, click on the three lines icon (for Android) or the gear one if you are using an iPhone.
  • Scroll down until you find the “Settings” option with the little dotted circle icon. Then click on it.
  • When in the “Settings” tab, find the “Privacy and Security” option and click on it.
  • Now, go to the “Activity Status” option.
  • You will then be asked if you want to turn it on or off. You will get a note under it saying that you also won’t be able to see other people’s activity statuses if yours is turned off. If you wish to proceed, turn it off. It is off if the color of the activity button is gray.

If you do not see the option “Activity status” on your app, there is a chance that your app is out of date. Go to Google’s app store and install the latest version.

If there’s still no “Activity Status” option on your profile:

  • Try restarting your phone.
  • Log out of your account and log in again after a certain time.
  • Try uninstalling the whole app and then installing it again.
  • If you still don’t see the “Activity Status” on your phone, send a complaint or a question to Instagram’s staff. They will give you more information, details, and solutions to this issue.

How to change the Instagram status on Google Chrome on Windows?

  • You’d first have to open Google Chrome, search for Instagram, and log into your account.
  • Once you’ve logged in, go to your profile by clicking on your profile picture in the top right corner.
  • Now, search for the “Settings” option next to your username. It has a circle-dotted logo; you won’t miss it.
  • Click on that icon.
  • A new white pop-up window should show up with many options.
  • You will need to search for and then tap on the “Privacy and Security” one.
  • Look for the “Activity Status” option and check it or uncheck it if you still want to turn the status off.

Remember that you won’t be able to see your friends’ statuses either.

If you ever decide that you want to turn the status back on, the steps are the same. It’s just a reverse process.

After turning it on, you will have to refresh or log out of your account and log back in so the activity statuses of your friends will show up. You’ll know they showed up because the small green dot will be next to their usernames in the chat. If they don’t immediately show up, wait a while.

This was a simple guide. We hope you can follow and complete these steps quickly and easily.

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