How To Off Active Status On Instagram

Instagram is a great platform for sharing and discovering new photos and videos. However, sometimes, it can be quite invasive in terms of privacy. One of those instances is the “Active Now” status that shows your followers when you are online or the last time you were active on Instagram. If you value your privacy and would like to turn this feature off, you have come to the right place.

In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the simple process of disabling the active status on Instagram.

Switching off Active Status on Instagram App

The process is pretty straightforward on both iOS and Android apps, and it can be completed in a few minutes. Here is the step-by-step guide:

  1. Open your Instagram App.
  2. Go to your profile by tapping on the profile icon, which is situated at the bottom right corner of the app.
  3. Once you are on your profile, tap on the three horizontal lines or the hamburger icon located at the top right corner.
  4. From the options, tap on “Settings”.
  5. Within the settings menu, tap on “Privacy”.
  6. Under “Privacy”, you will find an option called “Activity Status”. Click on it.
  7. Toggle off the switch next to “Show Activity Status”.

Switching off Active Status on Instagram Web

Unfortunately, Instagram Web does not provide a feature to disable active status. So, if you want to turn off your active status, you have to do it via the Instagram app following the steps mentioned above.


Switching off your active status on Instagram can help you maintain a certain level of privacy. It allows you to browse the app without alerting your friends or followers about your activity on the app. This blog post has provided you with a detailed guide on how to turn off your active status on Instagram. Just remember, once your active status is off, you won’t be able to see others’ active status either.