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Instagram Testing Screenshot Alerts

12 February 2018, 02:50 | Cameron Gross

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Instagram is reportedly working on a new feature that will warn you if someone takes a screenshot of your story.

Instagram is a social media platform that has become massively popular in the recent times for sharing photos and videos from the personal life, as well as some of the professional level images, are also uploaded there.

Though it's all meant for security goal, taking screenshots of the posted stories were however unrestricted. However, the one who took the screenshot will get a preemptive warning saying, "Next time you take a screenshot or screen recording, the person who posted the story will be able to see". 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. With this new feature, a circle shutter icon will display next to the name of the account that has screen grabbed your content. Story owners otherwise won't be alerted when someone takes a screenshot - they can only tell after manually checking the "seen by" list.

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




An Instagram spokesman said: "We are always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you".

If your smartphone is set to Aeroplane Mode when you take the screenshot, you'll be able to bypass the warning. The test has yet to appear for all users.

Basically, Instagram Stories is the exact same feature as was seen earlier on Snapchats where it was called as Snap.

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



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