Ahmed Sheta | Oct 5, 2019 | 0
Instagram Will Alert You If Someone Screenshots Your Stories
Instagram is testing a Screenshot alert new feature for Stories. If someone trying to creep surreptitiously your public posts, this new feature may help you.
Instagram Stories like Snapchat service that lets users create a sequence of photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. When you add photos or videos to your Instagram Stories, maybe someone screenshots it, so this new feature will help you identifies who screenshots your Instagram Stories.
An Instagram Spokesperson told TechCrunch about that feature and confirming the existence of the Test. He 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.”
PSA: How you get notified on Instagram when someone took a screenshot of your Stories pic.twitter.com/Iua2QeyskF
— iz reading On the Edge of Scandal 🍑 (@readbyher) February 11, 2018
Instagram is seemingly taking a good step to inform people about who took a Screenshot or Screen recording of their Stories through a small icon that appears beside the follower name.
Some users are already complaining about that feature, which is currently still in the testing phase. At this moment no one knows if Instagram will roll out this feature to everyone or not. Snapchat already notifies users when someone screenshots their stories, and who might find this feature is not good is the user who trying to inconspicuously creep.
instagram you piece of shit…. pic.twitter.com/2SQoLIPhhx
— juju (@caresajulian) February 8, 2018
Privacy is an important matter for people even if there are some people don’t care about their privacy. Platforms trying to help you to ensure that your privacy isn’t unknowingly invaded.
Finally, this feature doesn’t prohibit users from screenshooting or screen recording, it just helps users to know who might be trying to creep. Let us know your thoughts about that feature in the comments.