Instagram adds green dot on profile pictures to show you who’s online

July 20th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

Because you obviously aren’t using Instagram enough, the Facebook-owned service has added a helpful new feature that should make it even harder to ever leave its interface.

From now on, a green dot will show up on in the bottom right corner of the profile pictures of the people who are currently online and using the app. The dot will be seen in Instagram Direct as well as your friend list when you share a post from the feed.

According to Instagram, the dot will let you know when your friends are available to chat. And we assume the hope here is that you’ll use Direct instead of…

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