How To See Someone’s Activity On Instagram

Your Quick Answer:

To see the activity of someone on Instagram, you have to be a follower of the person then you can see the last posted stuff on his profile and when he was last active on Instagram from the Instagram Direct Message section.

There are many alternative ways to see someone’s activity, such as checking their recent posts & stories or checking whom they have recently followed.

To look at someone’s activity on Instagram then you can just check out the public profile and look at his posts on his account.

This will be the simple way to lookup up someone’s account without being a friend or follower.

All these ways are a little exhausting and time-consuming, but interesting. After all, to gain something we need to lose something, similar to this.

In this article, you’ll be able to see someone’s Instagram activity without breaching privacy.

Initially, there was a tab named “Activity” on Instagram to look for the activities, of people you wish to. Activities like – what that person has to like, to whom are they recently started following, many more.

How To See Someone’s Activity On Instagram:

Yes, you can see the activity of another person by following a few ways:

1. Following that person:

From DM: Go to the Direct message tab and can see whether the person is online or when he was last active on Instagram.

You can only see the online/offline activity of a particular person when you have enabled your activity status. For enabling your activity status go to settings > Privacy > Activity Status > Turn activity status ON.

Activity status on Instagram

🔯 What Does Instagram Let you See:

If you’re a follower of a private account then you can see all his posted stuff including photos or videos on his profile and in the case of a public profile, you can do the same without being a friend or follower of the person.

The most amazing tab is the “Exploring Tab”. In this tab, you see everything small to the basics of your interest whether it be any trending reels, an upcoming movie or series, trending dress style or makeup look, or any.

You can:

  • Mention or tag your friend or any person on your stories, post, or memes.
  • Write comments under the post and stories.
  • Watch and like what your friends and Fav person has uploaded.
  • Directly share the post to your story.
  • Make a reel on a song your favorite celebrity has recorded.
  • Click pictures with different filters.
  • Create a video or a Boomerang.
  • Go live and upload your story.
  • Also, Share story/status only with selected “Close friends” only.

2. How to See Someone’s Activity without being Friends:

Looking at someone’s profile basically means spying on her, following their recent posts, and watching their stories., even for seeing their activity, you can go to the mentioned section on that person’s profile to find out who mentioned them at what occasion and events.

For following someone you just need to do 3-4 taps, which are, go to Explore Page > Tap on search bar > write the name (name of the person you want to search), below there will open all the accounts with that name > tap on the target account > tap on following.

On Instagram, there are two types of profiles – PRIVATE & PUBLIC.

🏷 Private profile:

People keep their Instagram profiles private. To see the activity of the private profile you first need to send them a “Follow Request”. If they accept your follow request then you will be able to see the activity of the person in the same way.

follow request instagram

🏷 Public profile:

Mainly, celebrity, influencers, and brands keep their Instagram profiles public. To see the activity of such people, you do not need to send any follow requests, you can directly go to the search bar & find the person and then can see their Instagram activities i.e. videos or images that he has posted on his Instagram profile.

3. Check Person’s Following & Followers List

There are two ways by which you can check someone’s Following & Followers list:

  • You can check someone’s Following & Followers list by going on that person’s Instagram profile (on the app) and under the followers and following section you can check. Under the follower’s section, you will be able to see who people that are following them, and under the following section you will be able to see the people they are following. But here the issue is you will have to scroll all lists down to see recent addition and reduction in the followers and followings list {solution to this process is a point below}.
  • You can also check someone’s Following & Followers list by logging into Instagram on web browsers. Log in on a web browser to solve the above time-consuming problem of scrolling and checking. The process is the same as above but the only advantage of the web is that on the top of the list itself you will see recent addition and a reduction in the followers and followings of the profile.
followers and following on Instagram

4. See if He is online or Last Active

With a recent update, you can see the online and last active status of the person on your Instagram.

Going to the direct message tab you can see whether the person is online or when he or she was last active on Instagram.

The online is indicated by a bold green dot below the profile picture, similarly, the last active time is shown below the name under the direct message section.

DM section last active time

But you can only see the online/offline status of a particular person when you have enabled your activity status.

For enabling your activity status go to Settings > Privacy > Activity Status > make activity status ON.

The Bottom Lines:

This article explained the ways that you can follow in order to check the activity of someone on Instagram. For both private and public profiles, you can use the different methods mentioned above to check the recent activities.

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