Why does Instagram say Active Now when I’m not?

By: Peter

Instagram technical glitches


Like any other social media platform, sometimes technical glitches on Instagram can cause unexpected issues or malfunctions that impact the user experience.

Background data usage


If your Instagram app is running in the background, it may still show as active, even when you are not actively using it.

Background notifications


If you have notifications enabled for your Instagram app, receiving a notification can cause your status to show as active, even if you are not using the app.

Third-party apps


In certain instances, some third-party apps, such as task killers or battery savers, can cause the “Instagram shows active when I’m not” problem.

Instagram’s algorithm


Instagram algorithm may misrepresent activity thinking you’re likely to engage with certain content.


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