Instagram is testing alerts for when someone screenshots your story


For example, there's a chance that some users may end up watching less stories over time if they aren't able to take screenshots without notifying the creator.

The feature will show creators a notification when a follower takes a screenshot of their story, reports TechCrunch.

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.

That being said, there are some ways to go about this if you'd rather not have the person know. So, if you want to take the screenshot of any story, you can take it and the other person will not get the notification.

The feature, which is similar to that of SnapChat, will aware the user if their friend takes a screenshot of their story. The new feature appears to be aimed at curbing the spread of cyberstalking, and ensure better privacy for users. The fact that the creator can track who is taking a screenshot of their stories, other users might be discouraged to watch stories.

Apart from this, third-party applications, like Story Reposter, can also resort to pull off the screenshot trick. This new feature was available in some regions already.

Instagram is a social media platform that has become massively popular in the recent times for sharing photos and videos from the personal life, as well as some of the professional level images, are also uploaded there. In January, the platform enabled activity status in the direct messages section of the app.