Instagram Tests Screenshot Alerts For Stories

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Instagram Tests Screenshot Alerts For Stories

Instagram Tests Screenshot Alerts For Stories

Instagram is testing a new feature that will send an alert whenever you take a screenshot of a story, effectively putting an end to the practice of secretly taking screenshots of the temporary story posts on the social network.

News of the new feature was shared on Twitter by a user who posted an image of a screenshot warning message. Instagram plans to offer a one-time warning letting screenshotters know that subsequent screenshots or screen recordings will be visible to the person who posted the story.

The feature is being tested with a small number of users. Participants can see who took a screenshot of their story by going to the list of story viewers and checking to see if there are camera icons next to any of the names. A flash icon denotes a user who took a screenshot.

Instagram does not plan to send out notifications when a screenshot of a story is captured, but it will be visible in the list of people who viewed the story.

Instagram confirmed to TechCrunch that the feature is in testing right now: “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.”

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It’s not yet clear if and when Instagram will officially introduce this feature.


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