Instagram now shows the online status of your followers
In many apps you can see the online status of your followers and friends. Thus, an activity status was introduced in Instagram a few months ago. With this one, however, you could see rather imprecisely whether the friends are currently online. That is changing now.
With the latest update of Instagram app for Android and iOS, there is an online status in Instagram. If the user is online, next to the Profilbild a green dot appears. Noisy Facebook you can only see the status of users whom you follow and who also follow you. So you can only see the online activities of your followers. Exceptions are the contacts with whom you have had contact via Instagram Direct.
Feature can be switched off at any time
It has long been possible to switch off activity texts such as "active now" or "active 1 hour ago". Of course you can also use the green dot next to that Prodisable film image. This is possible in the settings under "Activity status". However, if you deactivate your own online status, you will no longer see the online activities of your friends. Such a principle also exists in WhatsApp and other messengers.
The green dot next to that Profilbild will now appear in all sharing menus and in the Direct message function. The status is not displayed in the stories or in the feed. The feature is generally similar to Facebook Messenger's online status.