Instagram Enables Screenshot Alert to Align With Snapchat

Instagram now ALERTS people when YOU take a screenshot, just like SnapChat

Instagram now ALERTS people when YOU take a screenshot, just like SnapChat

Instagram is testing a feature that alerts users if someone takes a screenshot or recording of their story, creating a new prompt to show if someone has been stalking their profile. Snapchat-another social platform is already offering this feature. As seen from the image attached above, the users will get notified by a loading image next to the person who has taken a screenshot. While the Story making user won't be notified explicitly about who took the screenshot, they will be able to find the ones who did in the list of Story viewers. Talking about Instagram Stories, in brief, the feature lets you post an image or video inside your Stories which will not remain on your account permanently. Literally, most of the IG users exploited this technique to save the posted stories, and the creator, of course, will be unknown of the fact.

Surprisingly, user who have put the original post won't be shown any alert when somebody takes a screenshot.


As per a statement given to the TechCrunch Instagram affirmed the test and said that we are always finding methods and ways for improving the experience on Instagram to make it simpler for everyone to share their moments with people who matter the most. Putting the phone in airplane mode before taking the screenshot may not trigger Instagram's new warning. Most significantly story could be viewed as many times as possible within twenty-four hours, with the creator completely unaware that exactly how many times a single person viewed it. The feature if rolled out, it would intrinsically align Instagram with Snapchat in order to see how the platform tackles with screenshots.

To know who all have taken the screenshots, the creator can head over to the list of story viewers.

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