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Private Instagram: How to hide your Instagram status

Instagram’s latest feature tells your friends when you’re online. If you like your Instagram private, this is how to disable it.

Yes, Instagram is now a little less private. The hippest social network of them all now broadcasts your active status, telling people whether you are online or not. Your friends can now see a little green light next to your name whenever you’re using Instagram.

For those who are little more concerned about their privacy, Instagram has kindly included a way to disable this feature. To be fair to the Facebook-owned social network, it isn’t too hard to take back control of this Instagram privacy setting. This is how to hide your Instagram status:

Private Instagram: How to hide your Instagram status
It isn’t difficult to remove your Instagram active status
  1. Open Instagram and tap the gear icon on your profile page.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Privacy and Security.
  3. Click on Activity Status.
  4. Toggle Show Activity Status to off.

Once you’ve done this, your friends won’t see a green light indicating that you’re online. As well as this, they won’t be able to see when you were last online. The flip side of this is that you won’t be able to see the same information about your friends either.

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