Instagram Added Activity Status to Instagram Direct

Users can see when other users were last online

This new Instagram feature should look familiar to Messenger users Instagram

Instagram’s latest update to its iOS and Android applications borrowed a feature from sister app Facebook Messenger.

The app’s messaging feature, Instagram Direct, now includes activity status, which adds a line below user names sharing the last time those users have been online.

Users can opt out of the feature, but should they do so, they will not be able to see when other users were last online.

Those wishing to opt out can:

  • Access the settings menu on their apps.
  • Scroll down to Show Activity Status.
  • Toggle the switch to off. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.