Instagram testing screenshot warnings in Stories

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The users who are included in the testing phase are getting a warning alert that if next time they take a screenshot or screen recording of their friend's story that friend would be notified.

Instagram is testing a feature that will show users when someone else takes a screenshot of their story.

However, there are several other ways to click a screenshot of your story and still be unknown.

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.

Apart from this, third-party applications, like Story Reposter, can also resort to pull off the screenshot trick. Thank you, Instagram for the warning.

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. Like there is a chance that people might stop watching stories in greater number as they would not be able to take screenshots anonymously.

According to the report, Instagram is likely to roll out the feature if there is not a major impact on engagement.

Earlier, the alerts for screenshots were provided when someone would take a screenshot of a private direct message.

The feature, which is similar to that of SnapChat, will aware the user if their friend takes a screenshot of their story.

While Instagram Stories are meant to last 24 hours, taking a screenshot means that it will pretty much last forever, which sometimes isn't what other people want and they will now know when you do it. Recently, Instagram launched a new feature on its platform known as Instagram 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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