Screenshot Alternatives. If you’re not comfortable taking screenshots of anything in Instagram, you can opt to share a photo instead. There are two methods of doing this. Above a photo or video you want to share, tap the ellipsis (three dots) toward the right. If the post is public, you get options to share on Facebook, Messenger, or Twitter.
Let’s say you use Instagram Stories to take a pic that you decide to send directly to your friend instead of posting publicly. If they take a screenshot of your disappearing photo, this is the notification you’ll receive: The notification system will be familiar to anyone who uses Snapchat (i.e., everyone).
It’s Actually Pretty Simple. Luckily, Instagram Stories does not send notifications to the users whose stories you screenshot, which can be handy for wanting to save photos without explanation. But this is also not so great, as you can’t tell who is screenshotting your story either so there’s that.
Aug 20, 2017 · No, not at all. Instagram does not notify users when you take screenshots of photos posted on their accounts. Taking of screenshot is not an action done in the Instagram app environment, so Instagram app is not aware of screen shots done on your phone.
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INSTAGRAM STORIES: As of February 2018, Instagram DOES notify people if you screenshot their Instagram story. Since this update, you can no longer screenshot Instagram stories without anyone knowing about it. REGULAR INSTAGRAM POSTS: You can screenshot normal Instagram pictures or video posts without anyone knowing.
News has broken that Instagram TELLS people if you’ve screenshot their pictures. But fear not, it’s only on its direct messaging service, where you can send Snapchat-style vanishing pics. Continue to screengrab people’s public profiles without fear of getting found out.
Oh, yeah. When you take a screenshot of a story, Instagram now snitches on you by placing a star-shaped icon next to your handle. Here is how this looks like: Conversely, Instagram is warning users that their screenshotting habits are no longer private with the following message.