Instagram Is Now Testing Screen Shot Alerts And My Life Is Officially Over

If you’re an avid Instagram user, you’d know there’s nothing better than taking a screenshot of someone’s post and sending it to your group chat to brutally roast them over an open fire. Instagram is just one of those apps where creeping is bound to happen. While we’re all guilty of screenshotting regular old posts that people share (funny memes, photos, girls doing the absolute most), we’re all also guilty of screenshotting stories.

I was never one to use Instagram stories because I had Snapchat for that, but many people use the app and all of its features, including sharing live stories. And, when people do pretty stupid things on their stories, we screenshot it and send it all around town. But, now, Instagram is going to test out notifications to tell the user who screenshotted their story and when. The current test looks like this, notifying users that the person will be able to see who screenshotted.

The person who posted the story will have a feed that looks like this, showing every user who has taken a screenshot of their story.

It definitely has been sending some panic out into the social media air, as users everywhere are worried their splot will be blown all the way up.

Written by Lex Gabrielle

A writer and teacher from New York City who fully supports messy buns and 3+ cups of coffee a day.