If you want to know how to hide your online status on Instagram, we are going to help you out. Like many other apps, Instagram also has its own messaging service, and recently it has merged with Facebook Messenger. When you open the direct messages section on the application, it shows that you are online or active at that moment, so users that follow you can see this status.
Maybe there is someone we don’t want to have a conversation with or we don’t want them to know when we are online. The good news is that the social network has an option to hide that you are online.
How to hide online status on Instagram?
Being able to hide your status is a feature that was present in the application from the beginning, although the settings have changed. But the process is really simple. You just need to follow these steps:
- Open Instagram.
- Click on your profile picture.
- Tap on the three stripes on the top right.
- Go to Settings.
- Go to Privacy.
- Look for the option called Activity Status.
- Enter it.
- Turn off the switch next to the Show Activity Status option.
Once the online status is deactivated, when you enter Instagram messages, no one will be able to see if you are currently online or not. This status is hidden for all contacts within your network and if you have a public account on the social network, anyone who is going to send you a message, will not be able to see your online status at any time.
If at some point you change your mind and want your status to be visible again, you will have to perform the same steps we have shown, only now you will have to turn on the switch. This way you will show your activity status in the application again.