How to see the last Instagram connection

Even Instagram, like Facebook, Messenger, and WhatsApp, lets you see the time where users last logged in. The function, active by default for any type of account. It is currently only available through the mobile app, while it is not present in the web version.

Haven’t found it yet? Don’t worry: we’ll explain below how to see the last connection on instagram, in a simple and clear way. Moreover, if you don’t like others to see this information, we will also offer you the solution to hide it.

How can I see the last connection on Instagram

Instagram lets you see the last access of users with whom you have privately messaged or mentioned in a Story. So, to view the last time your contacts were connected, simply go to the “Direct” section and read what is reported next to each of them:

  • Now active: the user is online.
  • Active X minutes ago: At the moment, the user is offline, but logged into Instagram a few minutes earlier.
  • Active X ago: means that the contact in question has not connected for a few hours.
  • Active today: the user has not been active for about 4 or 5 hours, but has logged in at least once during the day.
  • Active yesterday: The last time the user logged in was yesterday.

Here are the steps to follow to go “Direct” and thus view the last Instagram access of your contacts:

  1. Open Instagram.
  2. Tap the paper airplane icon in the top right.
  3. Swipe from right to left to go to the “Direct” section.
  4. Scroll through the list of contacts who have sent you a private message or mentioned you in a Story until you find the user you want (the last viewed appears under the contact name).

Alternatively, you may be able to know when users last logged in even if you are creating an Instagram story:

  1. Open Instagram.
  2. Tap “+” at the top left of your photo.
  3. Customize the story to your liking and hit “Send to”.
  4. In the new screen that opens, you can see the last access of contacts tagged as “Suggested” or “Recent”

To note: in this case also, the same principle as above applies, namely that you can only see the activity status of the contacts with whom you have exchanged a message in “Direct” or you have mentioned in a Story.

What time is displayed under users?

Correspond tothe last time they logged into Instagramwhether or not they have used the “Direct” section.

Why can’t I see the last login of all users?

It may happen that for some contacts the last access is not displayed. Instagram, in fact, it does not display the activity status of users who have not logged in for more than two days on the social network. Instead of the Active entry, you will see the last message you exchanged with him and the time that has elapsed since then.

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How to delete the last connection on Instagram

Not everyone likes it when others can control what they do or don’t do on social media. Even more so if it is sensitive data like the last time they connected. Fortunately, however, from this point of view, Instagram offers maximum freedom of choice to its users.

Here’s how to hide the last connection on Instagram:

  1. Open Instagram.
  2. Tap the little man icon at the bottom right to enter the profile settings screen.
  3. Click on the menu icon at the top right and select “Settings”.
  4. Select the “Confidentiality” option.
  5. Go to “Activity status”.
  6. Move the lever from ON to OFF (right to left) next to the “Show activity status” item.

The procedure described above is valid for Android smartphones.

If you have an iPhoneInstead, here are the exact steps:

  1. Launch the Instagram app.
  2. Tap the little man icon at the bottom right to enter the “Profile” area.
  3. Press the cogwheel to access the “Options” screen.
  4. Scroll down and move the toggle next to “Show activity status” from ON to OFF (right to left).

On the same subject: How to hide online status and last access on Telegram

Is it normal if I no longer see the last access of my contacts?

Yes. If you decide to deactivate your activity status, you will lose the possibility of seeing that of your contacts in “Live”. However, you can always retrace your steps and reactivate the “Show activity status” option by moving the lever from OFF to ON (from left to right).

Can I see the last connection on Instagram even if it is hidden?

The answer is no, you cannot view users’ last access if they have disabled the “Show activity status” feature in their Instagram profile settings.

With a little trick though, you can go back to the last time the contacts connected with whom you had a private conversation even after turning off the activity state.

The “trick” – let’s call it that – is the create a new account, through which you will then have to send a “Direct” message to that particular user whose last Instagram access you want to know.

To do this, take into account that Both conditions listed below must be met:

  • The “Show activity status” feature must be active both on your second account and on the profile of the user to whom you have sent a private message.
  • The user must reply to your first message in order to start a real conversation. Only after you receive its response will you start to see the latest connection.


Our guide on how to see the last connection on instagram ends here. Do you know of any other ingenious ways to visualize it? And now that you know the activity status hiding feature, do you plan to use it on your account as well? As always, we’re happy if you share your experience with us by leaving a comment below the article.

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