Stories is quite a popular feature not just on Instagram, but it is widely popular on other networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and other platforms.
As of now, when someone will take a screenshot of another person's Instagram story, the person who has posted the story will be notified with the star-shaped icon placed next to his/her story handle.
Normally, Instagram only lets users post photos and videos to their stories from their own account or device.
The person who posted the Story will see a Sun like symbol right next to the person's name who took a screenshot or screen recorded the Story.
The move, which will come as good news to privacy-conscious users, brings Instagram Stories even more in line with Snapchat, the app it was heavily inspired by. There were murmurs of the feature earlier this year, but that turned out to be an experiment reserved for a small crop of users. While taking a Screenshot of a particular story shared by your friend or follower, simply put your phone into Flight mode and the recipient won't get any message or alert regarding the Screenshots which you have taken of their stories.
Instagram is going to start telling you when other people take screenshots of your Stories.
Snapchat has grown wise to this technique but, according to The Next Web, it can be used to trick Instagram's system.
Instagram said in a statement,"We're always testing ways to make it easier to share any moment with friends on Instagram". One thing to mention is that it appears the app is opting for a slow roll-out of the new feature. The new feature during the testing was present as a tab underneath a post when users tapped the share icon.
As such, creator of Command for Instagram Zachary Shakked shared an image of the re-sharing privacy setting alternative that explains if the tools are on, others may be able to add the posts to their stories and the username would show up within the shared post.
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