Instagram's new feature 'activity status' shows when users were last active

Instagram's new feature 'activity status' shows when users were last active

Instagram's new feature 'activity status' shows when users were last active

You'll only be able to see the last seen status of people you follow or have direct messaged on Instagram.

Another unusual quirk is that your followers can't see when you were last on Instagram, only people you follow or had previously direct messaged.

CREEPY... Instagram now has an "Activity Status" that tells you when your friends and followers "were last active on Instagram apps".

Just like with Whatsapp (also owned by Facebook) once you turn off your activity status, or last seen, you won't be able to see other people's either. To disable this feature, go to Settings and scroll down to Show Activity Status and tap on the toggle button from blue to white. "Activity status only appears in the Direct inbox, and you can control the visibility of your Activity status in Settings".

Social media apps are fun but they also have a fair share of features which can be annoying for many.

Meanwhile, Instagram is now testing a feature that will snitch on you if you snap a screenshot of someone's Story, WABetaInfo reported this week. Unlike current Instagram Stories, which is based on the images and video, the new feature facilitates text-only, written Stories on the platform.

Just like on Facebook and other such apps, however, it goes both ways.

Luckily, there is a way to get rid of the new feature.

On the users profile the settings can be accessed by clicking the three vertical dots in the top right hand corner.

However, that has all changed since IG released a new feature.

When checking the profile of someone you don't follow, but who follows you, Instagram now shows a "Follow Back" option instead of the simple "Follow".

"This has been live on Android for a while but we rolled it out to iOS users in December", an Instagram representative said, according to Business Insider.

In fairness, Instagram isn't the only app to offer this feature.

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