Well, probably because Facebook has had the same thing for awhile.
Remember how angry we all were when Facebook messages started notifying everyone when we were on?
Instagram just had to join in on the fun!
Okay, but here's the good news.
If you choose to leave the activity feature on for Instagram, it won’t be visible to everyone. Nope! We can hear the collective sigh of relief a mile through the interwebs.
Your activity will only be visible to people who you direct message and follow.
So there’s some privacy for you!
Even if your account is public, don’t worry. If someone who doesn’t follow you sends a message, they can’t see your activity.
BUT STILL! THIS IS TOO MUCH!
And people on the internet are not happy. Hey, at least we can all band together and whine about it on Twitter!
At least it's a super easy feature to turn off.
Relax. You can totally continue your creeping at all hours of the night. Go forth and Instagram away!