Facebook owned Instagram is world’s most popular and everyone’s favourite photo sharing and video sharing platform. Instagram was acquired by Facebook and it continuously add new updates with new features for the millions of its users. People are actively using Instagram and it’s becoming more popular day by day. The giant is adding new Activity Status feature for your friends.
Activity Status is much like WhatsApp’s last seen feature. The new Activity Status feature allows your friends and followers see when you were last active. The Activity Status feature is available on Instagram’s mobile app. Yes, the same feature which you might have noticed on the Facebook Messenger app.
Activity Status feature can be viewed from the Direct Messages section of the Instagram app. It’s pretty simple and you can see the last active time by the user with perfect timing.
To check for this new Activity Status feature, all you need to do is just head over to Instagram’s Direct Message section. In the Direct Message section, you would see whether your friends are active on the app or if they are not online, it will show you the minutes when they last visit the Instagram app.
Many users of Instagram find it a bit creepy feature and most of the users may not want such feature from the giant.
Apart from this, the new update also testing a new feature called text-only stories. The app also testing out Screenshot Security feature on the app. These new features will add a handful of new security options to your account so user will not have to worry about the Internet threats in future.
Instagram’s Spokesperson has said in a statement, “We’re always working on ways to make it easier to have fun, real-time conversations with friends on Instagram. We recently rolled out the ability to see when people you follow or message in Direct were last active on Instagram, and they can see when you were last active. Activity status only appears in the Direct inbox and you can control the visibility of your activity status in Settings.”
Facebook acquired WhatsApp and Instagram both have the same Activity Status feature. WhatsApp has its own Last Seen feature while Facebook has its own Active feature which people can view by visiting their profiles. The new Instagram’s Active Status feature shows you options like Active now’, ‘Active today’, ‘Active 1h ago’, ‘Active 24m ago’ and more. This will give you the information about your friends’ activities on Instagram so you can not hide yourself by now.
Well, the Active Status Feature has to be enabled in order to view the status timing and all of the followers and the friends of yours on Instagram. To make this feature enable, all you have to do is just go to the Settings menu of the Instagram and toggle the Show Activity Feature.
Until now, Instagram’s Stories shows images and videos. But new reports are claiming that the giant is also testing out new text typing feature which allows users to put texts in the stories section through their own Instagram’s profile. This would be an interesting feature if it is in real. According to sources, this new Type feature will allow users to select the background, fonts and more while adding new texts to the stories. There will be a lot of filters also available which you can try out before uploading a new stories. The same feature can be seen on Facebook’s app on Android and iOS platforms.
Instagram’s Activity Status can also be turned off. When it is not enabled, users will not be able to see the Activity Status of their friends and followers through the app. Users have to make use of the Toggle button to see the Activity Status of their friends and followers.
So folks, this is what Instagram is adding for millions of its users. The app will add some more feature in the next updates as the giant is already testing out plenty of new features.
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