In a latest update to its version 29, Instagram is adding a new feature to its direct messages: the activity status, and it works exactly as the name suggests. Just like the ‘last active’ on WhatsApp or Telegram, you can now do the same on Instagram. And of-course you can also disable the option, it’s your choice.

Direct messages have become increasingly popular on the platform. The ‘activity status’ option can be found under settings. If you decide to disable the option, then just like the other messaging apps, you also won’t be able to see the activity status of your friends.

The option is available in v29 of the app, but we’re not sure if it’s just a server-side test. If you want to check it out, grab the latest APK from the APKMirror.