Instagram to notify when someone takes screenshot of a story; how to prevent it?

Gone will be the days when you would secretly  take screenshots of your friends/you know whose stories. Now, the Facebook-acquired app is going to notify the user that someone has taken a screenshot of the story, kind of like Snapchat but without a standalone notification that pops out, instead it would show up in the story details.

When you take a screenshot, this is how it looks :

Image Credits: TNW

A twitter user spotted this update by Instagram and has shown us how the warning would look, when you try to click a screenshot :

If you are a proper Instagram user, you must be knowing that Instagram alerts you when someone takes a screenshot of the image you send them in Direct.

If you still want to be a ninja and take screenshots, this is what you can do : 

  • Open your Instagram and load the story.
  • Turn on Airplane mode.
  • Open the story again and click a screenshot!

Well, you can alternatively use Story Savers app available in the Play Store.

This update is a slow roll-out, so if you find some screenshot-able stories, you should do it now before the update comes down haunting you.

Sriyansa Mohanty
Sriyansa Mohanty
Student and a Blogger from India.

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