Instagram Will Tell People If You Screenshot Their Stories
There's some bad news for all of us that like to be a bit of a creep on social media, as Instagram is reported to be launching a feature which will tell people if you screenshot their stories. These are the end days.
According to TechCrunch, the feature is being rolled out and those who have been chosen for A/B testing will now get a notification if they attempt to screenshot a story warning them next time their friend will be able to see it.
Good bye freedom to screenshot IG stories. :broken_heart: Thank you, Instagram for the warning. pic.twitter.com/y0pEaVR0Jq
- mulan (@__cajb) February 8, 2018
Pictures of Twitter show the notification which reads: "Screenshots in Stories. Next time you take a screenshot or screen recording, the person who posted the story will be able to see." Bad news for everyone who likes to take a little screenshot to send to the group chat before absolutely tearing someone to pieces behind their back.
Users who are part of the test will can see who took a screenshot by going to the list of story viewers - if anyone has taken a screenshot a new camera shutter logo will appear next to their name.
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 :peach: (@readbyher) February 11, 2018
In a statement to TechCrunch, a spokesperson from Instagram 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." What, by grassing us up if we want to take a screenshot?
According to some sources, if you pop your phone on airplane mode you can safely screenshot without the other person knowing, which is handy to know.
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Or you can download and use an app like Story Reposter, which will also allow you to save people's Stories without them knowing.
The new feature is similar to the way Snapchat operates - the app gives users a notification if someone takes a screenshot of their snaps, but rather than a specific notification, Instagrammers will have to manually check in the analytics tab.
Previously, Instagram introduced a feature which gave a notification when someone took a screenshot of a private, direct message.
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Stay safe out there.
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