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How to check and clear your login activity on Instagram

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Instagram has improved its login methods and security measures to protect your account from hackers. It allows you to enable verification steps, perform detailed security checks, observe and even clear login activity.


Instagram Login Activity is a feature that lets you see where your account is or has been logged in. It also shows maps and device names to help you remember whether or not you logged in.

In this article, we'll show you how to check and clear your login activity on Instagram.


How to check and clear your login activity on Instagram from your cell phone

The Instagram app is primarily designed for mobile use. These simple steps will help you check your login activities on your iPhone or Android device.

  1. Log in to your account on Instagram to open the Home page.
  2. Click the circle with your profile photo in the lower right corner of the app to open the Profile.
  3. In your profile, click the three horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the application to open a new menu and select Settings.
  4. Tap on Security in the new menu to open the list of Instagram security features.
  5. You can find Logging activity option under Password. Click Logging activity to open details of currently active sessions. Instagram also asks if it was you or not.
  6. Under Was it you? In the section you will find maps with the exact location of the login along with the device.
  7. If you recognize the activity, click That was meand Instagram will ask you to Confirm device.
  8. If the device/location on the map is unknown, click It wasn't me. Since there is a threat of account hacking, Instagram asks you to change your password as a precautionary measure.
  9. Where you are logged in contains detailed information about currently active sessions and devices that previously accessed the account.
  10. Click three dots before each session to end unwanted active sessions.

It is also possible to access Instagram via the mobile browser to check and clear login activity. This method is similar to deleting login activity from your computer, as shown below.

Check and clear your Instagram login activity from your computer

Although Instagram was designed mainly for mobile use, its PC version has improved and gained quite a large audience. People can also access and use Instagram from their system without any interference.

To check and clear login activity with your PC or laptop, log in To your account on Instagram. It will open Home page. Here, click the circle with your profile picture in the upper right corner to open the drop-down menu.

After completing the above steps, select Profile from the menu to open Instagram content.

Go to your profile on Instagram

Click on Settings icon next to Edit profile. From the new menu, select Logging activity.

Go to PC login activity

Under Was it you? In the section you will find maps with the exact location of the login along with the device.

checking login activity on the computer

If you recognize the activity, click That was me, and Instagram will ask you to Confirm device.

Confirm this login on Instagram

For unknown devices or locations, select It wasn't me. Unrecognized devices may indicate that your Instagram is logged in where it shouldn't be. That's why it requests a password change. After changing the password, your Instagram will be logged out from all other devices.

Change your Instagram password on PC

The Where you are logged in section lists the devices that can access your account. It also shows the time and location of your last activity.

Where you are logged in

Click the downward-pointing arrow in front of each session to view details. Select Logout to end the session.

logging out of Instagram

Choose Change password If required.

Stay safe with login activity features on Instagram

Instagram has updated its security system, adding several features. By checking login activity on Instagram, you can see where you are or have been logged into your account. It also provides the names of logged-in devices and location on maps.

With these features complementing Instagram, you can be sure to feel safe while using the app.

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