How To Turn Off Active Status On Instagram

If you are an Instagram user, you may have noticed a green dot next to certain profiles, indicating they are currently online, or the status telling you when someone was last active. This is referred to as ‘Active Status’. While some may find this feature handy, others may see it as an invasion of privacy or simply annoying. If you fall into the latter category, then this blog post is for you – here’s how to turn off your active status on Instagram.

A step-by-step guide

Turning off your active status on Instagram is relatively straightforward and can be done in a matter of minutes. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Open your Instagram app and navigate to your profile by tapping on the profile icon in the bottom right corner.
  2. Next, tap on the three horizontal lines (or the ‘hamburger’ icon) in the top right corner, which will open the sidebar menu.
  3. Select the Settings option at the bottom of the menu.
  4. Scroll down to the Privacy section and tap on it.
  5. Under the Connections subheading, you will find the Activity Status. Tap on it.
  6. You will see a toggle next to ‘Show Activity Status’. Simply, switch it off.

Just like that, your active status on Instagram is now turned off. Now, people will not be able to see when you are online or when you were last active on Instagram.

Note: When you turn off your activity status, you won’t be able to see other people’s activity status as well.


Whether you want a bit more privacy or simply don’t want others to know when you’re scrolling through your feed, turning off your active status on Instagram is a quick and easy solution. Make sure to follow each step carefully to ensure you’ve done it right. Enjoy your more private Instagramming!