How to turn off your active status on Instagram: Easy guide

Updated on 28-Feb-2024
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There are times when you just want a little privacy while using Instagram, without everyone knowing that you are active.

Whether you're using your mobile device or accessing Instagram via the web, hiding your online status is a straightforward process.

This step-by-step guide will help you to hide your active status on Instagram.

Instagram is one of the most popular social networking platforms that allows users to seamlessly connect with friends, family, and even strangers. However, there are times when you just want a little privacy while using Instagram, without everyone knowing that you are active.

By default, Instagram allows people you follow and those you’ve messaged see when you were last active or currently active on the platform. While transparency fosters a sense of connectivity, there are times when you might prefer to operate incognito. 

Whether you’re using your mobile device or accessing Instagram via the web, gaining control over when and how your online status is displayed is a straightforward process. This step-by-step guide will help you to hide your online presence on Instagram.

Also read: How to delete or deactivate an Instagram account: Step-by-step guide

How to turn off your active status on Instagram

How to turn off your active status on Instagram from mobile

Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your Android or iOS device.

Step 2: Tap on your profile picture present at the bottom right to go to your profile.

Step 3: Tap on the three horizontal lines present at the top right corner.

Step 4: Select the Settings and privacy option.

Step 5: Now, below How others can interact with you, tap the Messages and story replies option.

Step 6: Tap Show activity status.

Step 7: Now, you can toggle off the Show Activity Status to turn off your activity status.

Also read: Want to create a broadcast channel on Instagram? Here’s how to do it

How to turn off your active status on Instagram from computer

Step 1: Open Instagram on any web browser. Or click here.

Step 2: Login into your Instagram account.

Step 3: Click on the three horizontal lines present at the bottom left corner.

Step 4: Click on the Settings option.

Step 5: Click on the How others can interact with you option.

Step 6: Now, toggle off the Show activity status to turn off your activity status.

It’s important to note that when you turn off your Activity status on Instagram, you won’t be able to see if others are active or when they were last active.

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Ayushi Jain

Tech news writer by day, BGMI player by night. Combining my passion for tech and gaming to bring you the latest in both worlds.

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