instagram has quietly added a new feature that allows your followers to see when you were last using the app.
And what’s more, the new "Activity Status" feature is automatically switched on!
In a similar way to WhatsApp, usernames now appear in a friend's inbox with a status like "active now" or "active four hours ago," revealing just how often you are checking the app.
Thankfully, the new feature only reveals whether users have opened the app to people who have exchange direct messages in the past.
The sneaky new addition to the social media app has sent the internet into meltdown, with many people taking to Twitter to express their outrage.
Thankfully, there is a way to disable the feature.
Tap on your profile page and click on the settings icon or triple dot icon on the top right-hand side. There you should find settings, with a toggle for "Show Activity Status". Once this is turned off you will not be able to see when friends have last opened the app.