How to Hide Active Status on Instagram

All social media including Instagram has this feature to connect with other people. You can even share your pictures, videos, and stories as well. In the long run, using Social Media is taken as an effective and easy form of communication with little to no cost at all. And due to its easy access people of all ages are using them on a daily basis.

Being online is the green signal to chat. That’s why a green dot on your profile appears while you’re using Instagram or even when you’re connected to Internet. So, you’ve a choice to whether stay online and use Instagram so that others can connect to you anytime. Or you can hide Active Status of your account and only you can connect to the people only if you want to.

Hiding Active Status and being Offline surely helps you to stop unwanted and unnecessary call and texts. however, if someone wants to connects to you later and wants to send you a text, then he/she can text you normally even if your Instagram profile don’t have green dot in it.

In this article, I’m going to show you the way to Hide Active Status on Instagram within few steps.

Also Read, How To View Instagram Profile Picture.

How to Deactivate Online Status on Instagram?

The Deactivating process is very simple and anyone can do it easily. The only way is to disable the “Show Activity Status” option available in Instagram settings. This feature is enabled by default on Instagram due to which others can see us online. Follow these steps carefully and be Offline forever (until you turn it back on):

  • Open Instagram App.
  • On the bottom-right corner, click on your profile icon.
  • Click on three lines from top-right.
  • Now click on Settings.
  • Go to Privacy.
  • Click on Activity Status.
  • Now turn it Off with a single tap.

Now your Active Status is hidden successfully. However, you’ve to be careful while using Instagram afterward. Because Instagram doesn’t have all the features of Facebook to Mark Unread a seen message or DM. Once you read the DM, there is no way to mark it as Unseen.

How to re-activate the Online status on Instagram

Sometimes, you might want to see the online list of people and someone to talk to. In that case, you can’t see who is online or not after Deactivating the Activity Status. Therefore, to turn it back on, you’ve to go through the same process above and Turn on the button inside Activity Status.

The process is simple. You can repeat this process as much as you want. When you want to connect to others, you can turn it back on and vice versa.

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