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Instagram is testing alerts for when someone screenshots your story

Instagram is testing alerts for when someone screenshots your story”

Instagram has now added the functionality to the ephemeral part of its own social network, Stories.

Yup, it seems that Instagram is now alerting users whenever a screenshot of their Story has been taken.

As reported by thenextweb, Instagram will notify users about the person who has taken the screen of the user.Users will see a Sun type symbol right next to the person's name.Check the screenshot shared below. Thank you, Instagram for the warning. The first time a user attempts to take a screenshot of a story they will see a prompt that says the next time they screenshot a story the creator will be able to see.

Also, we have known that some of the Instagram users have been taking screenshots of the Stories posted by others and publishing or sharing it with other so that they can watch it anytime.

While this feature seems to be helfpul for the creator to keep track of who snapped their story's screenshot, those who take the screenshots might likely have an escape route. Tests like this are usually done to see how users react to a feature such as this, so if the overwhelming response to this rollout is negative, the chances are good that Instagram will probably backpedal on this decision.

Earlier to this, the only screenshot notification on Instagram was when someone used to take a screenshot of the private direct message. Further, users who are participating in the test are said to be able see who took a screenshot of their story. Most significantly story could be viewed as many times as possible within twenty-four hours, with the creator completely unaware that exactly how many times a single person viewed it.

One of Snapchat's trademark features has always been the fact that it notifies the sender of an image if the recipient has taken a screenshot of your image.



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