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Instagram is testing Snapchat-inspired screenshot alerts

Instagram is testing Snapchat-inspired screenshot alerts”

Some users have reported they've received pop up messages from the app letting them know that Instagram will be flagging when you take a screenshot of someone else's IG story and sending that info to the person in question.

As with any feature being tested on social media, it's now unclear when - or if - story screenshot notifications will release to all users. The person who posted the story is able to see who viewed it, but not the specific number of times one person may have.

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And users who are participating in the test can see who took a screenshot of their story by going to the list of story viewers and seeing a new camera shutter logo next to anyone who took a screenshot of their photo. People screenshotted at will because it wasn't traceable. Since these notifications are a crucial part of Snapchat's hook, it makes sense that we'd see it spread to Instagram Stories eventually. Instagram has been adding quite a few Snapchat-like features lately, and certain users have been seeing one more example in recent days. But while you can probably convince yourself this is some kind of noble act, like Max Brod believing that Franz Kafka's work should be shared with the world, it's usually on the creepier end of the spectrum. What, by grassing us up if we want to take a screenshot?

Another workaround that'll avoid the feature involves using an internet browser.

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Instagram's screenshot alerts for Stories are now live. Another workaround is for users to download Stories directly from the web version of Instagram. The feature doesn't even prohibit users from screenshotting, it just equips users with the knowledge of who might be trying to creep. The alert system could discourage creepers from getting around that restriction to take embarrassing screenshots, and could help you spot abuse that you'd otherwise miss. Instagram, like Snapchat, already warns users when somebody screengrabs a direct message - presumably because DMs have the chance of being of a more, uh, intimate nature.

However, Snapchat has since rolled out a feature that lets users send looping Snaps, as well as Snapchat Stories, which allows users to post Snaps that last for 24 hours.

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