Instagram shows who's online; know how to avoid | Social networks

Novelty, as always, should not please everyone. The good news is that you can easily disable the feature if you wish. In the following walkthrough, check out how to prevent your friends from knowing you're online on Instagram. It is worth mentioning that, in doing so, you will also not be able to see other people's activity.

Step 1. Open the Instagram app and tap on the cone in the bottom right corner of the screen to access your profile. Now, you go to account settings by the gear icon;

Step 2. In the social network settings, go to "Activity status" and disable the "Show activity status" option.

Ready! That way, your friends won't know when you're online. On the other hand, you will not be able to see other people's activity.