TechBuzz: Instagram Now Alerts Screeshots To Users

Look out, creepers! Instagram now alerts you if someone screenshots your disappearing photos or videos!

Now, before you panic completely, this is exactly how Snapchat operates as well. It's only for the stories option, or the temporary photos and videos.

Initially, people were freaking out because they thought that Instagram sent a notification if you screenshot any photo on the app, which if that was the case, a lot of creeping would get caught super quick!

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Instagram now tells you if someone takes a screenshot. Be careful ????

So, for now, you can still creep a crush, stalk and ex, or rat out your little brother for having a beer at his Homecoming and be safe from being ratted out by technology, as long as they post it in the permanent section.



Mary Brooke Beasley has a healthy obsession with all things related to cats, fashion, and the color pink! She mainly writes trending topics, celebrity gossip, and lifestyle pieces.

Additional commentary by Amy Cooper.