How to Disable Instagram Activity Status on iPhone and Android Phone

Due to privacy concerns, you may want to turn off Instagram online status indicator on your iPhone or Android device. Dive right in to discover how it's done the quick way!

“Instagram” has updated its app to show the activity status indicator dot. Thus, you can quickly find out who is online to start the conversation. Though it can be helpful in many ways, there is one downside of this feature as it exposes your privacy. But worry not, you have the option to disable your Instagram activity status if you don’t want to show your online status.

A green dot shows below the profile picture when a user is online. You can check out the green status indicator dot in your Direct inbox and friends list. The app lets you view the status of the people you follow and the ones with whom you have talked using the Direct.

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How to Turn Off Instagram Online Status Indicator on iPhone and Android

Step #1. Open Instagram on your device.

Step #2. Now, tap on the profile tab at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step #3. Next, on your iOS device, you need to tap on the gear icon.

Tap on Profile Then Gear Icon in Instagram on iPhone

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On your Android device, you have to tap on the three vertical dots placed at the top right corner of the screen.

Step #4. Next up, tap on Activity Status.

Tap on Activity Status in Instagram Settings

Step #5. Finally, turn off the switch next to Show Activity Status.

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Turn Off Switch to Disable Instagram Activity Status on iPhone and Android Phone

That’s pretty much it!

Going forward, no one can see when you go online. Moreover, you won’t be able to see others activity status either.

Your take?

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What’s your take on this update? Are you going to keep it turned on or disable it? Feel free to shoot your thoughts in the comments below.

Instagram has added several pretty neat features recently. Couldn’t stay at pace with them? Check out our below guides to bring them into action.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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