This week, Instagram unveiled a new feature to its app, which did cause a little bit of a stir online. The direct messaging section of the app now supports the ability to see when last people were online or active on Instagram.
For those concerned, this can be turned off in the settings app. But it is on by default.
Instagram now can see who is active 💀 pic.twitter.com/OgyRBN1JZP
— Den (@dxnlls) January 18, 2018