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Why Does Instagram Say I’m Active When I’m Not 2022

Ever scratch your head over Instagram’s activity status? You’re not alone. It’s a common puzzler I’ve noticed folks asking about lately – “Why does Instagram say I’m active when I’m not?” In 2022, this question seems to be more prevalent than ever.

In the digital age we live in, being constantly “plugged in” is pretty much par for the course. But what if you’re showing as ‘online’ even when you’re not physically using the app? It sure can raise some eyebrows and cause unnecessary confusion among your followers – or worse yet, those pesky stalkers.

So let me take a stab at this conundrum. There are several reasons why Instagram might display you as active even when you feel like you’ve been offline for a while. The key culprits often boil down to app settings, device connectivity, and background processes running on your smartphone or tablet.

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Understanding Instagram’s Active Status Feature

Let’s dive right in and unravel the mystery of Instagram’s active status feature. Ever noticed that little green dot next to your friend’s profile? That’s an indicator of their online presence, as per Instagram. It means they’re currently using the app or were recently engaged with it. However, things can sometimes get a bit tricky.

Believe it or not, many folks have reported seeing themselves portrayed as ‘active’ even when they weren’t actually on the platform. I know what you’re thinking, “Isn’t this supposed to be real-time?” Well, usually yes. But like any other tech-based feature, it has its quirks.

Now let me break this down for you: When you close out of the app but leave it running in the background – guess what? You still appear as ‘active’. This happens because Instagram keeps running until fully closed or till your device enters sleep mode.

Here are some interesting facts:

  • According to App Annie (a global provider of mobile data and analytics), U.S users spend an average of 30 minutes per day on Instagram in 2020.
  • A survey by The Manifest states that 74% of millennials use Instagram daily.
Country Daily Time Spent (Minutes)
USA 30
UK 32

So if you’ve found yourself caught up in this “but I was not active” conundrum – don’t fret! Remembering to fully close your apps is one way around this issue.

Finally, for those wanting more control over their active status visibility, Instagram gives users options to switch off ‘Show Activity Status’. Once turned off from settings, no one can see when you were last active on Instagram or if you’re currently online.

Jessica Shaver
Jessica Shaver
Online Entrepreneur. Successfully running and operating multiple eCommerce ventures, in between writing about it all.

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