Instagram are testing out Snapchat-style screenshot notifications

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Users who are included in the test are shown an alert that the next time they take a screenshot of a friend's story, the friend will be able to see that.

Instagram is testing a feature that shows when someone has taken a screenshot of your Story, TechCrunch reported.

Understandably, this feature is introduced for privacy reasons as there were cases where the screenshots from Instagram Stories were misused by people.

Good bye freedom to screenshot IG stories.

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Yes, it appears that Instagram users have begun receiving notifications that the app is implenting new security measures, namely the fact that any screenshot taken of a user's "story" will send a notification to that user, alerting them to your action. Talking about Instagram Stories, in brief, the feature lets you post an image or video inside your Stories which will not remain on your account permanently.

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.

Instagram acknowledged the test and said it is always working on ways to improve the platform. Anyone could take a screenshot of someone's photo or story without notifying the creator.

Earlier to this, the only screenshot notification on Instagram was when someone used to take a screenshot of the private direct message. 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. Instagram will be adding this feature to the "ephermal part" of its platform, Stories. Any screenshot of a direct message triggers a notification to the sender, but a screenshot of a story will just result in a notation being placed next to the offender's name in the viewer analytics tab.

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