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.
Good bye freedom to screenshot IG stories. ? Thank you, Instagram for the warning. pic.twitter.com/y0pEaVR0Jq
— mulan (@__cajb) February 8, 2018
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.
PSA: How you get notified on Instagram when someone took a screenshot of your Stories pic.twitter.com/Iua2QeyskF
— iz reading On the Edge of Scandal ? (@readbyher) February 11, 2018
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.
I really hope Instagram doesn’t tell people how many times one individual screenshots their stories because I took an embarrassing number of screenshots in one go.
— e m m y (@chloebaenet) February 2, 2018
attention: instagram now notifies if you take screenshots/screen recordings the person you’re STALKING so don’t do that anymore ok HAHAHAHAHAA
— eva (@odiata) February 7, 2018
Instagram is now exposing everyone who screenshots an Instagram story. We can no longer screenshot in peace. pic.twitter.com/WkfuJt2bKP
— S ⵣ (@sammynoura) February 7, 2018
INSTAGRAM NOW HAS A SCREENSHOT NOTIF SO IF YOU HAVE A HABIT OF SECRETLY TAKING SCREENSHOTS OF YOUR CRUSH’S SELFIES…. JUST…. DON’T. Or u may if you’re ok with being found out lol
— kelly (@kellyvsco) February 8, 2018
WHY, INSTAGRAM, WHY??
— Chachic ? (@chachic_) February 11, 2018
the day instagram starts telling you who visits your profile the most and screenshots the insta stories or pictures, we’re all fucked!
— Alex (@alemtz8) February 7, 2018
Public Service Announcement: Instagram now reveals who takes screenshots of your stories
— Miguel Carlos ? (@migz93) February 8, 2018
THE END IS HERE INSTAGRAM NOW NOTIFIES YOU EVERYTIME SOMEONE SCREENSHOTS YOUR STORY….. nooo
— Reiza Ang (@reizaang) February 8, 2018
INSTAGRAM IS NOW ALERTING WHEN SOMEONE SCREENSHOTS FUCK THAT
— Abbs (@fixruin) February 7, 2018
So now you’ll know when someone screenshots or records your insta story.
I found out…after I took the screenshot. I will clearly look like a stalker. Thanks @instagram .
— v a l e n c i a. ⚡️ (@livexlenc) February 12, 2018
Instagram snitching on screenshots is 100x worse than the new Snapchat update.
— Connor (@cronair) February 11, 2018
INSTAGRAM IS NOTIFYING SCREENSHOTS AND SCREEN RECORDINGS NOW THE END IS NEAR pic.twitter.com/S7AgfhlyQt
— rhina ?seungjin au (@seungjinism) February 8, 2018
i thought the snapchat update sucked but apparently instagram now lets u see who screenshots ur stories so basically im gonna go fuck myself now
— kanoa (@jungkanoa) February 13, 2018
i just took a million screenshots from kristolyn's story and totally forgot that instagram now notifies users when people take screenshots of their story pic.twitter.com/jXXxwQR9lM
— ًًًًً (@dehtours) February 13, 2018
As someone whose photo roll is mostly screenshots of other people’s Instagram stories, this is very bad.
— Kanye's Diary (@kanyesdiary2) February 12, 2018