Yup, it seems that Instagram is now alerting users whenever a screenshot of their Story has been taken.
Instagram is a social media platform that has become massively popular in the recent times for sharing photos and videos from the personal life, as well as some of the professional level images, are also uploaded there. Instagram is testing the Screenshot Alert for stories. If you see the icon next to their name it means they snapped a screenshot.
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.
The users who are the participants of the test phase could see who took a screenshot of their story by going to the list of story viewers and seeing a new camera shutter icon next to the name of any friend who took a screenshot of their photo.
Of course, as the years have gone by, both Snapchat and Instagram have appropriated the other's features, with Instagram adopting Snapchat's "stories" features a while back now Now, as Techchrunch reports, it seems that Instagram is jumping on the "screenshot notification" bandwagon too.
Earlier, the alerts for screenshots were provided when someone would take a screenshot of a private direct message. Most significantly story could be viewed as many times as possible within twenty-four hours, with the creator completely unaware that exactly how many times a single person viewed it. Recently, Instagram launched a new feature on its platform known as Instagram Stories.
One of Snapchat's trademark features has always been the fact that it notifies the sender of an image if the recipient has taken a screenshot of your image.