Instagram's latest update could land people in awkward situations
Be very careful.
Instagram has made a significant change after adding a notification setting, which allows people to see who is taking screenshots of their stories.
Just think about the amount of times you have been sent or have taken a screenshot of someone's Instagram story. Sometimes they can be of celebrities, people you know and people you don't know. People screenshotted at will because it wasn't traceable.
But, that's all about to change with the latest update.
If someone screenshots someone else's story, the owner of the account will get a notification. While it's beneficial to the person who owns the account, it still leaves things a bit awkward for everyone involved.
According to TechCrunch, the feature isn't widely available but is currently being rolled out on a test basis.
Good bye freedom to screenshot IG stories. ? Thank you, Instagram for the warning. pic.twitter.com/y0pEaVR0Jq
— mulan (@__cajb) February 8, 2018
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
Instagram released the following statement on the update, "We are always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you."