You can change the visibility of your activity status at any time. Here are some simple steps you can follow to hide your Instagram online status.
Instagram remembers when you have last checked the app- and it’s turned on by default. If you recently checked out your Instagram account, then the functionality will inform other users the time when you were last active.
However, if don’t want to broadcast when you’re online in real-time, you have the option to turn off the activity status on Instagram.
People you follow or have direct conversations on Instagram can see when you were last active. You can change the visibility of your activity status at any time.
Here is a step by step guide you can follow to turn off activity status on Instagram. But before you go for it keep in mind that when you turn off your activity status, you won’t be able to see anyone else’s.
How to change the visibility of your activity status on Instagram
Follow the below-given steps to change the visibility of your activity status:
Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your iOS or Android device.
Step 2: Next go to your Profile and tap Menu (three horizontal lines).
Step 3: On the new page tap Settings and then Privacy > Activity Status.
Step 4: By default, Show Activity Status is turned on, you need to toggle it Off.
If you using Instagram on your computer or mobile browser you need to follow different steps.
Step 1: Go to instagram.com on your computer or mobile browser.
Step 2: Click the Menu icon and then click Settings.
Step 3: Click Privacy and Security and then click to uncheck the box next to Show Activity Status.
Thus, by following the above-given steps you can turn off activity status on Instagram. If case if you are running multiple Instagram accounts then you will have to disable the functionality on all your accounts individually, one by one.
(Source: Instagram help)