Instagram is testing screenshot alerts for stories

Instagram is testing screenshot alerts for stories

Other users who are part of the test have gotten a notification from Instagram saying that the next time they screenshot a story, the person who posted it will be notified.

Users are not happy, with some tweeting that people now have to "creep wisely".

The new Snapchat-esque feature is still in its trial stage, reports The Verge, to test public response. To be clear, creators won't get a specific notification when someone takes a screenshot of their story, it will only show up in their list of story viewers. Instagram has started testing a new feature that alerts users when someone tries to snap a screenshot of the stories they share.

Each person's username appears on a list of people who have viewed a story. Instagram has been adding quite a few Snapchat-like features lately, and certain users have been seeing one more example in recent days. By screenshotting the Story, you are going against the photographer's wishes - however little they actually care in practice. If you thought this was the end of it then you're wrong.

But suppose you have no ability to feel shame and continue to take screenshots anyway.

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A wind warning, meanwhile, has been issued for Munster, Leinster and Galway , with gusts of up to 110km/hr expected. More showers this afternoon will give a total 24 hour rainfall accumulation for today of between 25 and 35 mm.

Instagram's screenshot alerts for Stories are now live.

Both Mac and Windows computers have screenshot functions.

Or you can download and use an app like Story Reposter, which will also allow you to save people's Stories without them knowing.

Instagram is slowly rolling-out the new functionality to users worldwide. It's not quite the notification that Snapchat sends to users, but similar enough to see where the intention came from.

Instagram is seemingly taking a precautionary step to inform over-involved friends and followers that their screenshots will no longer be under wraps.

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