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Does Instagram notify you when you scan a story?

HAVE you ever worried about taking an Instagram screenshot? The other person can find out – but only under certain circumstances.

Here’s when to worry… and when not to.

You must be careful when taking screenshots on Instagram

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You must be careful when taking screenshots on InstagramPhoto credit: Instagram

Does Instagram notify you when you scan a story?

Instagram doesn’t give a notification if someone’s post is a screenshot.

That apartment also doesn’t tell users if someone else took a screenshot of their story.

This means Instagram fans can take sneaky screenshots of other profiles without the other user ever realizing.

In 2018, Instagram tested a feature that would allow users to see who was taking screenshots of their stories.

Every time a screenshot was taken during that time, a star-shaped icon was taped next to your handle.

However, it was retired after just a few months.

Does Instagram notify you when you take a screenshot of a post?

No, Instagram doesn’t send notifications when you screenshot a post.

There’s no way a person will know if you took a screenshot of their static post.

Notifies Instagram when you take a screenshot of DMs

When it comes to direct messages on Instagram, however, it’s a different story altogether.

If another user sends you a disappearing photo or video via in-app DM and your screenshot, they will be notified.

However, screenshotting content other than disappearing snapshots and clips on DM will not result in a notification.

Can you avoid getting recognized for taking an Instagram screenshot?

As suggested by people on Twitterthe app’s alerts will not be triggered if you put your phone on airplane or flight mode while taking screenshots.

Another workaround is to visit the Instagram desktop website.

There are also a few apps that you can safely use to do the trick, including Story Reposter for iPhones and StorySaver on Android.

https://www.thesun.ie/tech/2187522/instagram-screenshot-story/ Does Instagram notify you when you scan a story?

Fry Electronics Team

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