It's True, Instagram Is Now Sending Notifications When You Screenshot Pictures

28 November 2016, 11:16 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Instagram Screenshot Notifications
Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Oh heeeell noooooooooo!

The battle between Instagram and Snapchat continues to rage on and guys, it's just escalated to heights we didn't think we'd ever see. The two platforms share many similarities now but we always sought solace in the fact Instagram was a safe space for screen-shotting without the other person being notified... well, that was until TODAY.

This tweet appeared on our timelines last night, showing a notification from Instagram about a ~screenshot~.


Needless to say that the internet was shook.


Of course, we couldn't just sit back and let this disastrous revelation go unsleuth'd so we tested it ourselves... Nothing happened when we screenshot a profile.


And nothing happened when we screenshot a DM or a standard Instagram story either.


So then we started sending each other direct Instagram stories. And it happened. An actual screen shot notification.


Just like Snapchat before it, Instagram is now enabling direct stories - disappearing pictures that can be sent straight to your friend's inboxes and if they try to screenshot them... you'll get a notification.

“Unlike other messages in Direct, these photos and videos disappear from your friends’ inboxes after they have seen them. And you’ll see if they replayed it or took a screenshot.”

WELL THEN! *deletes Instagram*


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