Instagram Is Testing Screenshot Alerts

Application developers are not misleading the purpose of creating this function

Application developers are not misleading the purpose of creating this function

Users are not happy, with some tweeting that people now have to "creep wisely". Further, users who are participating in the test are said to be able see who took a screenshot of their story.

This is now only for some users as it's a feature in testing, and Instagram has yet to reveal an exact date for the roll out to other users.

Instagram is now testing a feature that will inform users when followers screenshot Instagram stories in a controversial move towards copying one of Snapchat's biggest features. This will help identify the one who published a story to correctly identify the person who took a screenshot.

Users in Japan had reported seeing the screenshot notification warning in January. However, with the upcoming feature, it will be easier for you to keep a tab on who is secretly saving a screenshot of your the vanishing stories.

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

Both Mac and Windows computers have screenshot functions. But taking a screenshot of someone's picture, story, or video and texting it to your friend is also a fabulous way to gossip in the internet age. It's a little less obvious than Snapchat's notification, but it still has users divided over the usefulness of the feature. 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.

Instagram in 2016 rolled out a feature that sends a notification when a screenshot is taken of a private message. If all else fails, there's always a last resort: use an app called Story Reposter to get a hold of Instagram Stories and even share them to other social networks.

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