Instagram To Notify People When Someone Takes Screenshot of Their Story

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Instagram test lets some share other users' posts in Stories

Prior to Stories, Instagram had rolled out the feature for private messaging.

Until now, the platform allowed users to secretly take screenshots or screen-record Stories without being detected.

TechCrunch reports that the feature is now being tested on a small percentage of Instagram users, so there's a good chance you won't see the feature active in your app.

When somebody takes a screenshot of one of your "Stories", a sun-shaped symbol will appear alongside their name in the Story Views section, according to The Independent.

Instagram is testing a feature that finally lets users share others people's public posts to their stories.

The move, which will come as good news to privacy-conscious users, brings Instagram Stories even more in line with Snapchat, the app it was heavily inspired by.

Instagram has started giving warning to the users who have been enjoying secret screenshot habit, that they are no longer hidden from the story owner, through a warning message that appeared on their accounts. However, there is no guarantee that users would see a full rollout but "since people tend to screenshot others' content and add it to their Stories anyway, this seems like a useful tool that Instagram users would take advantage of".

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Turn your device into Flight Mode and then when you screenshot, the user won't be notified, or use Instagram from an Instagram desktop website.

Snapchat has grown wise to this technique but, according to The Next Web, it can be used to trick Instagram's system.

For public account holders concerned about their privacy, a setting allows one to turn off the ability for others to share their posts.

The company said: 'We're always testing ways to make it easier to share any moment with friends on Instagram'. Some users are getting this feature as a part of beta testing.

After adding someone else's post to your story, you can resize, rotate, and reposition the photo in your Story.

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