Instagram is testing alerts for when someone screenshots your story

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Such that, whenever someone takes a screenshot of the stories the creator will be notified. What, by grassing us up if we want to take a screenshot?

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. Some users guilty of screenshotting stories have already received pop-up warnings from the app that states rather ominously, "Next time you take a screenshot or screen recording, the person who posted the story will be able to see it". So, if they don't bother checking this tab, they won't see their potential stalkers.

If this feature is launched, then it would align Instagram with Snapchat in terms of how both platforms deal with screenshots.

Facebook has tried to stem an exodus to Snapchat with measures such as a new version of its Messenger app for children. Anyone could take a screenshot of someone's photo or story without notifying the creator. Another workaround is for users to download Stories directly from the web version of Instagram.

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The Stories feature tells you who has watched your story when you tap on the "seen by" area in the bottom left corner. Like there is a chance that people might stop watching stories in greater number as they would not be able to take screenshots anonymously.

Thoughts about the new feature?

Previously, Instagram introduced a feature which gave a notification when someone took a screenshot of a private, direct message. As always, if you have anything to share, feel free to sound them off in the comments section below!

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