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How to check and delete Instagram login activity on mobile and PC: A step-by-step guide

Have you recently used a friend's phone or computer to log into your Instagram account and forgotten to log out? Here is a step-by-step guide on how to check and delete Instagram login activity.

  • Updated: September 23, 2022 11:11 AM IST
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Instagram Login activity is a feature that lists all the gadgets that have been previously used to access your Instagram account on different dates and locations. Additionally, it keeps track of every time you or another known or unknown user logs into your Instagram account, and it even offers a logout option in case of questionable activity. Also Read - Meta’s new features will let you switch between Facebook, Instagram easily

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can check and delete Instagram login activity on mobile and PC: Also Read - Instagram rolls out longer uninterrupted Stories for users: Check details

How to check Instagram login activity on mobile

You can always monitor login activity and revoke any unauthorised access directly from your mobile device to offer the highest level of protection against Instagram account hacks. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your device
Step 2: Tap on your profile at the bottom right corner
Step 3: Then tap on the three horizontal lines on the top right corner
Step 4: Now select the Settings option
Step 5: Then select the Security option from the list
Step 6: Tap on the Login activity option.
Now you can see all the devices in which your account has been logged in with the date and approximate location.

The search bar located at the top of the Settings can also be used to quickly locate the Login activity setting. This will take you straight to the desired choice.

How to check Instagram login activity on PC

You can monitor your login history from the desktop version of the website as well. This may also be helpful if the phone is lost or stolen and you have to promptly cancel any active logins so that no one can have access to the Instagram app. Follow the below steps to do so:

Step 1: Open instagram.com on any browser and login to your account
Step 2: Click on your profile at the top right corner
Step 3: Now select Settings option from the drop-down list
Step 4: Select Login activity option .

Now you can see all the devices in which your account has been logged in with the date and approximate location.

How to delete Instagram login activity on mobile

Step 1: Head over to the Login activity option in the Settings in which you can see all the devices in which your account has been logged in
Step 2: Select the ‘3-dot’ button on each device individually, then click the Log out option to log out or remove account access from those devices.

When you’re finished, those devices won’t be able to access your account unless you log in again using the same login and password.

How to delete Instagram login activity on PC

Step 1:Select the Login activity option in the Settings where you can see all the devices in which your account has been logged in
Step 2: Click on the downside arrow of the specific device from which you want to log out of your account
Step 3: After that, simply click the Logout option to finish.

(Written by Ayushi Jain)

  • Published Date: September 20, 2022 12:10 PM IST
  • Updated Date: September 23, 2022 11:11 AM IST
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