Well, at first it was a rumor but it looks like Instagram is actually going with the idea of rolling out screenshot alerts for Insta Stories!
The company wants to ensure user privacy, thus they are testing the new feature.
Good bye freedom to screenshot IG stories. 💔 Thank you, Instagram for the warning. pic.twitter.com/y0pEaVR0Jq
— mulan (@__cajb) February 8, 2018
Users included in the test are getting a warning that the next time they take a screenshot of a friend’s story the friend will be able to see it! The users who participated in the test also saw the name of the individual who took a screenshot of their story!
PSA: How you get notified on Instagram when someone took a screenshot of your Stories pic.twitter.com/Iua2QeyskF
— April 🍑 (@readbyher) February 11, 2018
Instagram has acknowledged the testing of this feature;
“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.”
Yet again, this is another ‘Snapchat inspired’ feature as users also receive screenshot notifications when someone takes a shot of the Snap-Stories.
We are yet to see how popular this feature becomes overtime, however, then again, it might also cause the number of views to go down in order to prevent alerts to be rolled out.
What is your thought about this new feature?
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