Instagram to Notify Users When Someone Takes a Screenshot of their InstaStory

Instagram to Notify Users When Someone Takes a Screenshot of their InstaStory

Instagram is reportedly working on a new feature that will warn you if someone takes a screenshot of your story. Instagram has started testing a new feature that alerts users when someone tries to snap a screenshot of the stories they share.

After you screenshot someone's story, a tiny camera shutter icon will show up next to your username in the list of people who have viewed it.

Those in the test group have found they can see who has screenshotted a story within the breakdown of stats, and it doesn't give the creator a specific notification like it does on other services like Snapchat. The trial isn't available to everyone; although some users have reported that they are being notified of the feature being put in place. According to TechCrunch, Instagram is giving a small percentage of users access to a new ...

Instagram confirmed last month that it was testing the tool.

Despite its popularity with its users, Snapchat has been struggling, being overshadowed by competitors like Instagram, who have unapologetically borrowed some of its features for its own use.

Pictures of Twitter show the notification which reads: "Screenshots in Stories".

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Instagram is reportedly testing this feature and will release it in soon.

If rolled out, this feature would essentially align Instagram with Snapchat in terms of how the platform deals with screenshots. You could, for example, switch to "airplane" mode on your phone when you take the screenshot...

Instagram is slowly rolling-out the new functionality to users worldwide.

Instagram is also pre-emptively warning users that their screenshotting habits are no longer private. So, if you were feeling risky you could keep taking those screenshots and just hope people didn't find the time to see who their lurkers were that day.

It's hard to tell how much effect this feature will have on the behaviour of Instagram users. With the ability to see if somebody screenshotted a public story, well, in the words of one Twitter user: "Creep wisely."

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