Instagram Testing Screenshot Alerts

Instagram Testing Screenshot Alerts

There is hope: if people stop watching stories because they can't creep on others, Instagram could cancel the new notifications before they even roll it out to everyone. And it appears that Instagram is now quietly testing such a feature within Instagram Stories, the Snapchat-like service that lets users create a sequence of photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. Users will now be identified if they take a screenshot of public Instagram Stories.

The feature was clearly inspired by Snapchat: when a user takes a screenshot of something you posted, you will be notified. People screenshotted at will because it wasn't traceable. He/she will see a star-shaped icon next to their account handle in the Story Views section. You can't directly turn off this feature from the settings or something but if you turn on Airplane mode and then take a screenshot, the person won't be notified.

The feature is however still under development but at least its confirmed to be in the making.

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Instagram said in a statement: "We're always testing ways to make it easier to share any moment with friends on Instagram".

Don't expect to get this feature immediately, but if the testing doesn't affect engagement on the Instagram platform you can likely expect this to be a new feature for all users in the coming weeks or months.

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

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Another workaround that'll avoid the feature involves using an internet browser.

Both Mac and Windows computers have screenshot functions.

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

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Previously, screenshot notifications on Instagram only popped up when users screen grabbed a private direct message. In fact, it's one of the reasons why the app became so popular, with users enjoying the fact that they know whether or not their images are being saved and kept for purposes other than originally intended. It's not quite the notification that Snapchat sends to users, but similar enough to see where the intention came from.

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