Instagram’s dramatic latest update has freaked out the app aficionados.

Now like Facebook and Whatsapp, the photo-sharing application will let your followers know when you’re “last active”

The timing appears in direct messages, beneath users you chatted with or recently tagged in Stories.


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To make things worse, the app also shows “Seen” and “Typing…” underneath messages now.

Oops! Instagram will now surely lead to a lot of breakups.


Well, the good news is that you can now turn that active status off on Instagram!

Follow this step-by-step and get rid of this new feature for good.

  1. Tap the bottom right profile icon
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Via Buzzfeed

Go into App settings

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Via Buzzfeed

Scroll down to see “Show Activity Status”

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Turn its toggle off!

And your life is saved!

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