How to Tell When Someone Was Last Active On Instagram

Social media platforms like Instagram are successful because it lets us connect with our friends. The ability to tell when someone is online or was last active on Instagram is useful. It helps you know when your friends are ready to chat with you.

This article will show you how to know the activity status of your friends on Instagram.

How to Know the Activity Status on Instagram

You can know when a person is active or was last active on Instagram if you are following them or have exchanged direct messages with them. It is also necessary that you and the other person have enabled their activity status feature on Instagram.

You can know about the online presence of an Instagram user if all the above conditions are satisfied. To check if a person is active on Instagram, look for a small green circle next to their profile.

Likewise, you will see a timestamp (Active10 m ago, Active yesterday, etc.) next to their profile on your DM screen.

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Note that you cannot see the activity status of other users if you have turned off your activity status. You can turn ON your activity status on Instagram if it is disabled.

The following tutorial will show you how to activate your activity status.

How to Enable Activity Status on the Instagram App 

Step1: Open the Instagram app and hit your profile avatar in the lower right corner.

Step2: press the Hamburger menu, then choose Settings.

Step3: Select Privacy, then tap Activity Status.

Step4: Tap the switch next to Activity Status to enable or disable it.

You can also manage your activity status on a desktop.

On Computer

Step1: Visit on your desktop and log into your account.

Step2: Click your profile picture in the upper-right corner, then select Settings.

Step3: On the Settings page, choose Privacy and security.

Step4: Enable your activity status by ticking the box next to Show activity status.

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