Instagram is testing alerts for when someone screenshots your story


Instagram is testing alerts for when someone screenshots your story

Application developers are not misleading the purpose of creating this function

Application developers are not misleading the purpose of creating this function

Instagram is testing the Screenshot Alert for stories. The selected users are shown an alert that the next time they take a screenshot of a friend's story, he/she will be able to see it.

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

Good bye freedom to screenshot IG stories. Talking about Instagram Stories, in brief, the feature lets you post an image or video inside your Stories which will not remain on your account permanently.

Instagram is likely using this test to see if the feature has any noticeable impact on engagement, before deciding whether or not they'll roll it out to all users. 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. For photos or stories, it is possible to take a screenshot without notifying the creator.

An Instagram spokesman said: "We are always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you".

Of course, Instagram have previously notified users if anyone takes a screenshot of a direct message, so that is highly unlikely to change regardless of the response to this new test. This will help identify the one who published a story to correctly identify the person who took a screenshot. Instagram will be adding this feature to the "ephermal part" of its platform, Stories. Any screenshot of a direct message would send an alert to the sender; however, a screenshot of the story would just result in an icon being placed next to the person's name who took a screenshot in the viewer analytics tab.

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