Likewise WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, Instagram has added a new unrequested “last seen” feature for Android and iOS users. Hence, everyone will be able to know when you were online and when your message landed. The last seen shows up on your Instagram direct message under the username of your friend you have chatted or tagged in the story.

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Well, you can disable or hide Instagram last seen on your Android or iPhone if you found it weird. The last seen on Instagram will be only visible for those who follow each other and messaged each other. So, if someone who doesn’t follow you and send your direct message, then he/she won’t be able to see your last seen.

The most important thing is both users must have updated to the latest version of the app to enjoy this new feature. Well, if you got mad and found this feature bothersome, then there is an option to turn off last seen on Instagram from iPhone and Android. Let’s know how to hide it!
How To Hide Instagram Last Seen on Android and iPhone

How To Disable Instagram Last Seen on Android and iPhone

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Note: Once you update the Instagram app, the new “Show Activity Status” will turn on automatically in the Instagram settings, you will have to turn it off to hide your Instagram last seen. Keep in mind that once you disable Show Activity Status, Your last seen will be hide, and you will lose the opportunity see others last seen as well.

How To Disable or Turn Off Instagram Last Seen on Android Phone

Step #1. Open Instagram app on your Android phone.

Open Instagram app on Android deviceStep #2. Next, tap on your Profile icon at the bottom-right corner of the app.

Tap on Profile icon in Instagram on AndroidStep #3. Now tap on the three-dots at the top-right corner of the app to get Instagram settings.

Tap on Three dot in Instagram on AndroidStep #4. Scroll to the “Show Activity Status” and turn off the toggle.

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Switch the toggle off Next to Show Activity Status in InstagramThat’s it!

How To Disable or Turn Off Instagram Last Seen on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Open Instagram app on your iPhone.

Launch the Instagram app on your iPhoneStep #2. Tap on the profile icon at the bottom-right corner of the app.

Tap on the profile icon in Instagram on iPhoneStep #3. Next, tap the Setting icon next to your profile icon to get the Settings menu.

Tap on Settings in Instagram on iPhoneStep #4. Scroll down to the “Show Activity Status” option and switch the toggle off.

Switch the toggle off Next to Show Activity Status in InstagramYou’re done!

Once you turn the “Show Activity Status” toggle off, you won’t be able to see someone’s last seen and no one can see your last seen as well. Surprisingly, Instagram is also testing another like Snachat to get alert when someone takes a screenshot of your Instagram story. We will soon see this feature on the Instagram app.

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Have you tried this new Instagram last seen the option? Let us know your experience in the comments, or you can share your feedback regarding this new feature on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.