Instagram App Receives An Update, Brings ‘Show Activity Status’ Feature


Instagram – as we all know is one of the best photo-sharing application that allows people to share photos, messages, or stories either publically or privately to pre-approved followers.

The app has just received an update which brings the ‘Show Activity Status’ feature. It’s not something that we haven’t heard of before, just like you’d see when a person was active on WhatsApp or Telegram or other messaging services you can now do the same on Instagram.

Instagram App Update

This feature can be enabled or disabled depending on your preferences. This is the description of the feature that you might see on your Instagram account:

Allow accounts you follow and anyone you message to see when you were last active on Instagram apps. When this is turned off, you won’t be able to see the activity status of other accounts.

Lately, the app brings the ability to follow hashtags, giving new ways to discover photos, videos and people on Instagram.

We don’t know whether this is a server-side switch or if it’s limited to v29 of the Instagram app. If this feature doesn’t appear on your account make sure you are on the latest version of the app.

There’s one more potential feature which is rolling along with this is the option to search and insert GIFs in Stories as stickers. But sadly, we were not able to find it in our app. Do let us know if any of you see the GIF search.


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