INSTAGRAM stories are an integral part of modern social media life – but can you tell if someone took screenshots of them?
Here is a full guide to whether or not someone got embarrassed with a cheeky screenshot.
Instagram doesn’t give a notification if someone’s post is a screenshot.
The app also doesn’t notify users if someone else took a screenshot of their story.
This means that Instagram fans can take sneaky screenshots of other profiles without the other user ever even realizing.
With direct messages on Instagram, however, it looks very different.
If another user sends you a disappearing photo or video via DM in the app and your screenshot, they will be notified.
However, taking screenshots of anything other than disappearing snapshots and clips on DM does not result in a notification.
In 2018, Instagram tested a feature that would allow users to see who was taking their Stories screenshots.
Every time a screenshot was taken during this time, a star-shaped icon was stuck next to your handle.
However, it was retired after a few months.
As suggested by people on Twitter, if you set your phone to airplane or airplane mode while you are taking screenshots, the app’s alerts won’t trigger.
Another workaround is to visit the Instagram desktop website.
There are also a few apps that you can use to safely do the trick, including Story Reposter for iPhones and StorySaver for Android.