Instagram testing screenshot warnings in 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. Tests like this are usually done to see how users react to a feature such as this, so if the overwhelming response to this rollout is negative, the chances are good that Instagram will probably backpedal on this decision.

Also, we have known that some of the Instagram users have been taking screenshots of the Stories posted by others and publishing or sharing it with other so that they can watch it anytime. However, with the upcoming feature, it will be easier for you to keep a tab on who is secretly saving a screenshot of your the vanishing stories.

Earlier, the alerts for screenshots were provided when someone would take a screenshot of a private direct message. A shutter-shaped icon will be featured next to the user's name who has clicked a screenshot of your story.

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It seems that users will get a free pass on the first time, where they will be prompted by a popup that lets them know that the "next time" they take a screenshot or even a screen recording of a Story, that person will know that they've done it. Now the question is how to do it? The other person will not get any notification of that screenshot. Now, these Stories feature on Instagram is very popular and has been used by most of the Instagram users to post the quick photos or videos that can be viewed for a limited time.

While not all users now have this feature, there's no saying whether or not it will even reach the majority of its users. Now the company has chose to launch it worldwide.

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