Instagram, the photo owned by Facebook, and the video social networking platform introduced a new feature on July 19, which will highlight users currently online in the direct message box. The company will show a green dot near a username that will indicate that it is currently online on the app and thus it may be available for text messages. Earlier, show Instagram ‘active today’ status under the name. However, the introduction of the dot green indicator will be provided with a real-time update.
Instagram’s official blog said, “When your friends are active on Instagram, you will see a green dot near their profile picture in different spaces within the app, including the direct entry box and the friend’s list when you release a job from life. You can only see the status of your friends or people who spoke directly to you. You can easily hide your own status and see the ability to see when your friends are active in your settings. ”
WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger have a similar feature already. With the feature being incorporated into Instagram, all three social media communication platforms have become proportional to this aspect. However, not everyone will be able to see if there is an online user or not. Only followers with a user after exchanging direct messages can be able to see ‘active now’ status, and vice versa.
For those who are keen to show their status to others, Instagram offers an option to turn off the feature by avoiding the sites. To do this, users must go to locations and scroll down to the ‘demonstration activity status’ option. By achieving this, fans will no longer be able to see user’s status. However, when the feature is disabled, the user will not be able to see another status.
Meanwhile, according to policy change, Instagram and Facebook have ceased users for a year-old. The social media giant will now suspend the accounts of suspected users under minimum age 13. The US Child Protection Protection Act is mandated by the 13-year-old minimum, allowing digital companies to obtain parental consent before collecting data about children.