Instagram Alerts on Taking Screenshots of Stories


As we all know that Facebook owns Instagram and always tries to make new changes to facilitate its users. Now Instagram introduces the new feature of giving alerts to users who take screenshots of public Instagram stories. It is currently the testing period and Instagram is waiting to get the feedback on this new feature. The users who take the screenshot will get a warning notification that “Next time you take a screenshot or screen recording, the person who posted the story will be able to see.”

The Instagram users know that they can see that who watched their stories by clicking on the view button and now there will be the small shutter type logo will appear on the side of a story. By this logo, users will get to know which person took the screenshot of its story. Instagram tests this feature by taking the screenshots and check the new camera shutter. The important point to be clear is that the users will not get any specific notification about screenshots, but they can see other notifications.

Instagram shares a statement, “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.” Instagram always makes the test before making the feature official to check the feedback and engagement of users. It is because many of the users switched from Snap chat to Instagram because snap chat alerted the screenshots. Maybe users will start watching Instagram stories because they are not able to take screenshots that is why for this feature testing is important for Instagram.

On the other side, the users can watch stories as much time as they want within a day, the creator is not able to know how much time the users watch its stories. Another important point about this new feature is, the screenshots can be taken on airplane mode and the creator will not get any notification in that case.

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