How do I see who's active on Instagram?

You can see when people you follow or send direct messages to were last active on Instagram, and they can see when you were last active. You can control the visibility of your activity status in Settings.

To see who's active on Instagram, tap to go to your Direct inbox. Below someone's username you'll see their most recent activity status (Example: Active 25m ago, Active yesterday, Seen, Typing...).

To change the visibility of your activity status:

  1. Go to your profile and tap (iOS) or (Android) in the top right
  2. Scroll down to Settings.
  3. Next to Show Activity Status, tap . Keep in mind that when you turn off your activity status, you won't be able to see anyone else's.

Note: Only the people you follow and send direct messages to can see your activity status.

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