Instagram is one of the most popular photo and video-sharing applications in today’s times. Instagram has features like Reels, Stories, Music, Link Sharing, Stickers, and more which make it full of entertainment. The app is easy to use and is increasing its followers day by day.

Sometimes one uses their Instagram account in public cafes or on a friend’s device and forgot to log out from their device. What to do next? Well, Instagram has a feature called Instagram Login Activity which helps you log out of multiple devices whenever you want to from the app or phone. This also helps when there is a suspected login by someone from some other location.

Let us have a look at how we can check and delete the login activity of Instagram on smartphones as well as PC.

What is Instagram Login Activity?

Instagram Login Activity is a way to identify all the devices that have been used in the past to log in to your Instagram account on various dates and locations. It reminds all the log-ins into the account made by you or someone else known or unknown and even provides a logout option for suspicious activities.

Check Instagram Login Activity on Smartphone

  • Open the IG App on your phone by entering your username and password.
  • Click on the profile photo on the bottom right of the screen.
  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines menu on the top right.
  • Select ‘Settings’ and then click on ‘Security’.
  • Select ‘Login Activity’.
  • As soon as you click on Login Activity, you will see a list of all your login locations from where you are logged in. Instagram will not allow you to log out of all the devices at once, so you will have to log out from each device individually.
  • Scroll down and check all the devices you are logged in with your Instagram account currently.
  • At the top of the screen, you will be shown the recent activity (if there is any suspicious login or a location/device).

Check Instagram Login Activity on PC

  • Visit the website www.instagram.com
  • Enter your username and password.
  • Click on the profile photo and select ‘Settings’.
  • On the left side menu, click on ‘Login Activity’.

Instagram website will show the details of all your login locations, from where you are logged in. The first one is your current device and the rest of the list includes other devices where your IG account is active at present. Scrutinize the list and if you find any suspicious login, then select ‘This wasn’t me’ option.

Deleting/Logging out Unwanted Instagram Login on Smartphone

  • Open the app on your phone.
  • Click on the profile photo on the bottom right side of the screen.
  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines on the top right.
  • Select “Settings”, click on Security and then click on ‘Login Activity’.
  • The list of all your login locations from where you are logged in will be displayed. Instagram does not allow you to log out of all the devices at once, you will have to log out from each device individually.
  • Click on the 3 dots on the right of your screen.
  • Select the “Logout” button (basically select the suspicious login or a location/device from which you want to logout).

Deleting/Logging out Unwanted Instagram Login on PC

  • Visit instagram.com
  • Enter your username and password.
  • Click on your profile photo.
  • Select ‘Settings’.
  • On the left menu, click on ‘login activity’.
  • You will see the list of all your login locations from where you are logged in. Instagram does not allow you to log out of all the devices at once, you will have to log out from each device individually.
  • From the list, click on the down arrow icon and choose all those devices/locations from where you want to logout.
  • Click on Logout. You will be logged out of that specific device once you select the log out button. Repeat the same steps for multiple devices.

So, these are the ways to check/delete the Instagram login activity via PC/Smartphone.

Protecting your Instagram Account from unwanted Logins

If hackers get a hold of your account, it may lead to data getting compromised and undue use of information and images among many other ways to use your data to their advantage. There is where two-factor authentication comes in which adds additional layers of security to your Instagram account and thus prevents unwanted logins. To set up 2-factor authentication, follow these steps-

  1. Go to the profile tab on the Instagram app on mobile. Tap on the 3-line menu in the top right corner and select “Settings”.
  2. In settings, select, the “Security” option.
  3. You will find a “Two-factor authentication” option. click on it.
  4. Choose the method of your choice- Whatsapp, SMS, and more.
  5. After you have set this up, the next time when you log in, you will have to go through a verification process to get into your IG Account.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Just a question. How did you get IG menu on the left side of the page (IG web not IG app). I have seen those lef side menu items on one of my friends IG web page.

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