If WhatsApp’s blue tick and Facebook’s last seen was not enough, Instagram has also followed the path of annoying the users with it’s “Active Now” feature.
Yes, now the much popular photo-sharing app Instagram also tells your friend when you are active.
The feature has just been released and the users are already criticising it because it will help stalkers and most importantly it’s like a curse for committed people.
The option is available in the direct messaging box where it gives the status of a user’s activity along with the chat thread.
Take a look at how the users criticized this new feature of Instagram on Twitter.
Instagram just gets worse! Why the hell are you now telling me when people are active 😩?? Pls don't turn my favourite platform into Facebook @instagram
— Starr Clare (@starr_clare) January 19, 2018
Instagram tell ya when people are active so you can call out them bitches who ignore you
— grace; loves 5sos (@smilesforcliffo) January 19, 2018
Can’t even go on Instagram on the dl anymore without people knowing I’m active
— Amelia (@ameliapeet_) January 19, 2018
Have to deactivate my instagram now because people can see when I was last active…. why have you done this to me 😭😭😭
— Montanna Paxman (@montanna_paxman) January 19, 2018
Instagram DM's now tell people when you were last active. 1. Instagram is 100% coming for WhatsApp 2. How the fuck do I switch it off pic.twitter.com/YhuiBPGpGS
— I'm a loser baby (@chloehelenmiles) January 19, 2018
@instagram are you guys so committed to ruining the experience or what? What is this 'active' business now??
— ✨'Dania✨ (@Ms_Dania) January 19, 2018
Instagram can now show you how many hours ago you were active, so yay now I can't ignore people in peace 🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️
— Zartogg (@Theonlyzainab) January 19, 2018
However, there’s obviously a way out. You can opt out and disable the feature if you don’t want to share your Activity Status with people. This is how you can do it.
1. Tap the “Options” feature on the Top Right corner of the App.
2. Scroll to the bottom till you see the option of deselecting Activity Status.
3. Deselect it.
Instagram now non-consensually shares your last active state to everyone. This is dangerous if you have a stalker (which most women on the on Instagram have experienced)
Disable it in your settings here -D pic.twitter.com/nisL6Y7BoR
— Consensual Software (@consentsoftware) January 18, 2018
What are your thoughts on it?