Instagram rolling out notifications for story screenshots

Instagram rolling out notifications for story screenshots

Lindsey Duncan
February 15, 2018

Some people who were caught red-handed received pop-up warnings that state, "Next time you take a screenshot or screen recording, the person who posted the story will be able to see it".

However, with the proposed new feature, all of that is set to change as there would be a notification informing a user the moment their Stories have been grabbed by someone else.

This means the user gets one "free" screenshot before the app will begin notifying the original poster.

In a statement to TechCrunch, Instagram confirmed it's testing a feature that notifies users when a follower screenshots their story.

Instagram is reportedly testing this feature and will release it in soon. Snapchat has been warning users when others take a screengrab of photos or videos since it launched in 2011.

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But suppose you have no ability to feel shame and continue to take screenshots anyway.

However, some savvy users have figured out a way to get around the pesky screenshot feature.

The Instagram Stories feature is a close copy from Snapchat, with parent company Facebook trying to capitalize on the success of the booming social network.

Both Mac and Windows computers have screenshot functions. The fact that the creator can track who is taking a screenshot of their stories, other users might be discouraged to watch stories.

Or you can download and use an app like Story Reposter, which will also allow you to save people's Stories without them knowing. Another workaround is for users to download Stories directly from the web version of Instagram. Instagram, like Snapchat, already warns users when somebody screengrabs a direct message - presumably because DMs have the chance of being of a more, uh, intimate nature. With the ability to see if somebody screenshotted a public story, well, in the words of one Twitter user: "Creep wisely."