When this is turned off, you won't be able to see the activity status of other accounts.
Luckily, there is a way to get rid of the new feature. Scroll down until you see "Show Activity Status" and then simply turn it off.
The app has quietly introduced a new feature called "Last Active" that shows friends the last time you logged on to the app according to DailyMail.
Your favorite social media app has developed a new feature.
But, wherever your last active is being shown, we are sure that it is not something everybody would be comfortable with.
Instagram's new feature 'activity status' shows when users were last active
To disable it, visit your profile and click the gear icon to open the Settings menu. "When this is turned off you won't be able to see the activity status of other accounts". To change the visibility of the active status users will need to go to the "setting", then to "Edit Profile" and then can toggle the activity status feature to turn it off.
Some people will feel fine about keeping it on, but the feature has sparked privacy concerns among users. When you access Instagram Direct, the messaging section of the app will show you whether your friends are active in that app. Unlike current Instagram Stories, which is based on the images and video, the new feature facilitates text-only, written Stories on the platform.
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Interestingly, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are all Facebook-owned services too. The feature shows a time stamp like "Active now", "Active today", "Active 1h ago", "Active 24m ago" etc.More news: What is the impact and likelihood of global risks?