Instagram Now Shows When Your Friends Are Online


Instagram has made a small but useful change in its app that notifies you when your friends are line.

It now shows a green dot next to profile picture of your friends who are online. It shows this green dot in your friend list, and DM section. So, you know what friends are available to talk.

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Instagram has given an option to hide your own status and turn off the ability to see when your friends are active. You can change these options in your settings

Instagram Online IndicatorIt will be interesting to see if Instagram also adds status messages like “Active x minutes ago” and “Typing…”. Today’s update indicate that the company is now aggressively looking to become into a messaging platform as well.

The new status indicator is now available to everyone. If you cannot see this, update your app now.