Been several months since Instagram debuted the feature that tells you which of your contacts are available to chat, since they show a list of names of those who are connected in the same time.
Through a press release, Instagram explained that this function was developed to create a faster connection and special with your friends and followers:
“Chat with friends and connect with the content you love is more fun when you know that your friends are there to see him. This update gives you the possibility of having more of those conversations in real-time while giving you the control to hide your state in full.”
In this way, it is as now the users who are connected have a green dot to the side of your photo, this determines which is active at that moment and that it can start a conversation with him.
However, there are hundreds of people that do not like this option and don’t want people to be aware of when entering the network or when they are out of it, so for all those who do not like this, you must know that you can turn it off.
Before you perform this action, you should know that if this is done, not be able to see the rest of the people who are connected, just as what happens with WhatsApp; once taking this into account, the steps to disable it are the following:
- Enter the profile page of Instagram.
- Once there, go to the button that has a gear, the three horizontal dots or the Configuration.
- From there you will seek the Privacy and safety section and shall enter in a State of activity.
- You will see the option of Show status of activity and choose the option disable.
If you want to change your mind and re-enabled this feature, you can do as many times as you want, as there is a rule that right-irreversible.