Instagram is in the process of testing screenshot alerts for its Insta Stories. The new feature will show users when someone else takes a screenshot of their story. Users included in the test are getting a warning that the next time they take a screenshot of a friend’s story the friend will be able to see it with the following notification:
Why This Matters: Instagram will be testing the feature to see if it has any noticeable impact on engagement before deciding to roll it out to all users. For example, there’s a chance that some users may end up watching less stories over time if they aren’t able to take screenshots without notifying the creator.
Notable Quotes: “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.” – Instagram statement