How To Hide Last Seen On Instagram

Your Quick Answer:

To hide your last seen from everyone on Instagram, you need to turn off your activity status. 

In addition, if you want to hide your status from some specific person, you can block or remove them as a follower.

To hide your last active status, you need to log in to your Instagram account and visit the profile page. Then, go on settings after selecting three horizontal lines. Further, in Privacy, you need to tap on the active status option.

Toggle Off Show activity status, and as a result, last seen is hidden from each user using Instagram.

Besides, if you want to see whether someone is active now or not, go to DM and check their active status below the username. It will show “Active Now” or “Last seen”.

But in the case where the person turns off their activity status, You can check the last active time through their last post/storytime.

How To Hide Last Seen On Instagram:

There are some steps that you have to follow:

Step 1: Open Instagram & Tap Profile icon


Firstly, you need to open the Instagram application on your Android device and log in to your account. It does not matter what settings you need to change in your account. You always need to open and log in to your Instagram account to make any change or do any activity in your account.

Further, to start the process after login into your account, check in the bottom-right corner of your mobile screen; there, you will see your profile image, tap on the profile icon. Now, the profile screen is open.

Step 2: Three-lines icon & click Settings


After opening the profile page, you need to check in the top right corner of the screen for three horizontal lines icons because by tapping on the lines, you will open the menu and lead to the next pop-up screen, select the “Settings” from the sub-menu.

Step 3: Go to Privacy>Activity Status


Under the Settings, you search for a new option called “Privacy”, tap on the Privacy to go on the further settings. In the next step, you should scroll until you find “Activity Status.” 

Now tap on activity status to open the next screen. Further, you see ‘Show Activity Status’ with a toggle button right next to it. By tapping on this toggle button, you can decide whether to allow other accounts to see your last seen or hide your last seen. However, “Show Activity Status” is always turned on by default, so to hide it in your Instagram account, you need to follow the below step of turn off the toggle button.

Step 4: Toggle Off Show activity status


In the end, you need to tap on the toggle in front of “Show activity status” to turn off the activity status feature. However, it will not instantly work. Sometimes on Android devices and when the same happens with you so, clear the Instagram app from “Recent Apps” and re-open the app.

How to Hide Last Seen on Instagram from Someone:

There are a few methods that you can apply in order to hide last seen on Instagram:

1. Block the Person

You may already know that you can always block anyone from your Instagram account. In cases where you want to hide your last seen from someone and do not want them to see your activities on your Instagram account, you can ignore the person by blocking them. 

On the other hand, to keep your activity status, turn on and block someone, start with finding the profile, and open their profile. From the top right corner of their profile screen, tap on the three dots and choose “Block.” Finally, confirm the block by tapping on “Block” on the pop-up screen.

 Finally, confirm the block

2. Remove from your Followers

If you do not want to block the person, but at the same time, you want to stop them from seeing your online status, you can choose to remove he/she from your following list. The best part of doing this is that Instagram does not send them any notification about you removing them from your following list, and you can keep following them.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

To remove someone from your following list, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Firstly, go to your following list from the profile, then open it by tapping “Following”.

following list

Step 2: Secondly, search for the profile from the search bar of your following list.

search bar of your

Step 3: Now, from the top right corner of your screen, tap on the three dots.

tap on the three dots

Step 4: Then, on the next screen, choose “Remove follower”.

Remove Follower

Step 5: Further on the pop-up screen, Instagram asks for your permission to remove the person from the follower. 

your permission to remove

Step 6: Finally, tap on the “Remove” to successfully remove the person from the following.


Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Can you see who is online on Instagram if the Activity status is turned off? 

If you have turned off the activity status of your account, you can not see someone’s active status or last seen directly from their chat. However, there are some ways to know who is online or last online on Instagram. 

Firstly, you can DM the person. Go to the messages and drop a greeting message or anything else you want to send to the person. Now, wait for the reply. If they reply within a few minutes, it means he/she is confirmed online at that time. Otherwise, to get ideas for the last seen, you can also check when they last posted a post or story. 

2. How to see if someone is active on Instagram without messaging them

You can turn on your activity status and refresh your profile. After a few minutes, open the DM of the person and see their last active status. Then, you can again turn off your last seen like earlier if you want to. But this trick will not work in cases where the user has not turned on their activity status. Although you can check their recent posts or stories to see when they were last active on Instagram, it is not accurate because most people do not post every time they come online.  

3. How to see when someone was last active on Instagram 

To see when someone is last active on Instagram, you first need to log in to your account. After that, go on your messages and search for the profile you want to see last active. Then, tap on the username to open their DM. 

In addition, when someone is online, the green dot appears at their profile image on the top left corner of the screen, and you will find “Active Now” or “Last seen at _” at the bottom of their name. However, You may find the username instead of active status when the user has turned off their activity status.

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