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

Instagram will now warn users when you screenshot their post

Instagram will now warn users when you screenshot their post

Of course, as the years have gone by, both Snapchat and Instagram have appropriated the other's features, with Instagram adopting Snapchat's "stories" features a while back now Now, as Techchrunch reports, it seems that Instagram is jumping on the "screenshot notification" bandwagon too.

Instagram has now added the functionality to the ephemeral part of its own social network, Stories.

Instagram will now alert you when somebody has snapped a screenshot of a post in your Story.

Good bye freedom to screenshot IG stories. Apart from the normal users, Instagram is popular because of the fact that it has been used by popular celebrities worldwide as well which makes it a go-to platform in order to follow the celebrities and see the photos and videos from their life. Further, users who are participating in the test are said to be able see who took a screenshot of their story.

It seems that users will get a free pass on the first time, where they will be prompted by a popup that lets them know that the "next time" they take a screenshot or even a screen recording of a Story, that person will know that they've done it. Like there is a chance that people might stop watching stories in greater number as they would not be able to take screenshots anonymously.

Instagram is likely using this test to see if the feature has any noticeable impact on engagement, before deciding whether or not they'll roll it out to all users.

Instagram is also pre-emptively warning users that their screenshotting habits are no longer private. Any screenshot of a direct message would send an alert to the sender; however, a screenshot of the story would just result in an icon being placed next to the person's name who took a screenshot in the viewer analytics tab.

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