Do you start seeing your Instagram inbox flooding as soon as you launch your Instagram application? 

Or maybe that one person you’re ignoring keeps texting you every time you scroll your Instagram feed or watch Reels?

Wondering how they know that you’ve launched Instagram?

Simple – as soon as you start using Instagram, they’ll see you as active from their Instagram Chat. And as soon as they see you active, they’ll drop you a DM – which sucks.

I have been there. Sometimes, I just don’t want anyone texting me.

And if they see me online, I have to respond.

That’s the reason I have figured out how to appear offline on Instagram.

And if you are wondering how to appear offline on Instagram as well, look no further!

Allow me to help you out.

Throughout this blog post, I’ll show you how you can appear as offline on Instagram.

So, let’s have a look.

How to Appear Offline on Instagram

To appear offline on Instagram, Instagram users should disable their Activity Status on Instagram. Upon disabling your Activity Status, while you may not appear online on Instagram, you’ll also not be able to see others’ Activity Status. 

To see others’ activity Status, you’ll have to enable the Activity Status option. Also, it’s important to note that there’s no way to hide your activity status from a select few people on Instagram. Either you’ll have to appear offline for everybody or appear as online. That’s the only way.

But how do you disable your activity status on Instagram?

Look no further!

Throughout this section, we’ll understand:

Let’s dive in.

How to Disable Your Activity Status to Appear Offline on Instagram on Desktop

Head Over to Instagram Settings

Head Over to Instagram Settings to Appear Offline

The first step is to head over to www.instagram.com and log in to your account if you haven’t already. Once logged in, click on your profile picture in the top-right corner. As you click on it, you’ll see a drop-down menu with the following options:

  • Profile
  • Saved
  • Settings
  • Switch Accounts
  • Log Out

Now, we want to head over to Instagram settings. So, click on “Settings.”

Turn Off Activity Status

Under Instagram Settings, in the top-left navigation bar, you’ll see numerous options, of which you need to select “Privacy and Security.”

Turn Off Activity Status on Instagram

Upon clicking on “Privacy and security,” you’ll see numerous privacy and security settings on the right. As you can see, there’s an “Activity Status” section – under which we’ll disable our Activity Status by unchecking the box.

As simple as that!

Next, let’s look at how you can do it on Android Devices.

How to Disable Your Activity Status to Appear Offline on Instagram on Android Devices

Following are the steps to follow to appear offline on Instagram on Android devices:

Head Over to Instagram Settings

The first thing to do is launch your Instagram mobile application and log in to your profile, if not already. In the bottom-right corner, you’ll see your profile picture – from there you can head over to your profile by clicking on it.

Go to Instagram Settings

From your profile, click on the three vertical lines in the top-right corner. Now, you’ll see the following options:

  • Settings
  • Archive
  • Your Activity
  • QR Code
  • Saved
  • Close Friends
  • Favorites
  • Covid-19 Information Center.

Click on “Settings” to take yourself to Instagram Settings.

From here, click on “Privacy.”

Turn Off Activity Status

You’ll see numerous privacy-focused features, of which you need to click on “Activity Status” under “Interactions.” 

How to Disable Your Activity Status to Appear Offline on Instagram on Android Devices

Select “Activity Status.”

Turn it off to appear offline on Instagram.

And…

You’re done.

Let’s learn how to do it on iOS.

How to Disable Your Activity Status to Appear Offline on Instagram on iOS Devices

Follow these exact steps to follow to appear offline on Instagram on iOS devices:

Head Over to Instagram Settings

First, launch Instagram on your iOS device and log in to your profile, if not already. In the bottom-right corner, click on your profile picture to switch to your Instagram profile window.

Head Over to Instagram Settings

From your profile, click on the three vertical lines in the top-right corner. Now, you’ll see the following options:

  • Settings
  • Archive
  • Your Activity
  • QR Code
  • Saved
  • Close Friends
  • Favorites
  • Covid-19 Information Center.

Select “Settings” to take yourself to Instagram Settings.

From here, select “Privacy.”

Turn Off Activity Status

There are multiple privacy-focused features, of which you need to click on “Activity Status” under “Interactions.” 

Turn Off Activity Status on Instagram to Appear Offline

Click on “Activity Status.”

And turn it off to appear offline on Instagram.

That’s it.

Conclusion

And that’s how you can appear offline on Instagram. 

NOTE – If you disable your activity status to appear offline, you’ll not be able to see others’ Activity Status. You’ll have to turn it back on to see others’ Activity Status.

I hope I was able to help you out.

Thanks for reading!

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