Instagram has added a new activity status feature on its iOS and Android app. Considering there isn’t an official announcement from the company, it’s likely the feature is still being tested and not available for everyone. However, it does seem to be available for most users right now.
The new feature is enabled by default, but Instagram has provided a way to disable it.
To disable activity status reporting, go to your Instagram profile and enter the settings section. On iOS, this is a gear icon underneath your name, while on Android it is the menu button on the top right.
Once in the options menu, scroll down and toggle “Show Activity Status” to off.
Setting activity status to off in the settings menu means you will also not be able to see the status of any followers.