Does Instagram Notify When You Screenshot A Story
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding whether instagram send notifications when you take a screenshot of story from someone or not. Some instagram users want to take and share screenshots but they’re concerned with getting into trouble due to copyright violations and other stuffs.
Some users want to take the screenshot and share with their friends or even use it as evidence against someone to get some ransom, not bad really; if care isn’t taken you can land yourself in trouble for sharing other people’s stuff. In this article we’ll explain it all for you on whether instagram send notifications or not when it comes to taking screenshots.
Does Instagram Notify When You Take Screenshot?
It all depends on where the screenshot is taken. Back in February 2018, instagram released an update that sends notification to every screenshot that’s taken, whether it’s on feed, story or DM. But they make some changes around June, 2018 that limit the feature. There is still the possibility of bringing back the feature, but for now notifications are only sent on one or two instances only. We’ll share with you instances where instagram show notifications and where they don’t show, so stay with us till the end of the article.
Does Instagram Send Notifications For Screenshots On Regular Feed?
A lot of instagram users want to take screenshots or screen record feed posts from their role model for sharing with friends and colleagues. Well, you can do so freely because in this instance no notifications are sent. But you should always take note that you can bookmark or save any post in your feed. The option can be seen at the bottom right corner of each post.
You have the option to collect favorite feed posts and save them in a specified folder and the user that make the post won’t be notified, you can also create a separate folder for each post you saved. The only information the original poster will get is the number of times their story has been saved, they’re however not able to view who actually saved their post.
Instagram stories can’t be saved since users share a real time event which is considered to be personal, and as you already know, stories last for only 24 hours. The only way to save a story is by highlighting on your profile page, you can create a lot of highlights, and currently you can add up to 100 pictures and videos in your highlights.
Does Instagram Notify When Screenshot A Story?
When you take screenshot of a story, no notification is sent to the poster of the story as well. If you’re the type that put eye to see who’s taking screenshot or screen-recording of your story, sorry to say you can’t view that information for now, may be in the next updates this feature might be available, since earlier last the feature is available.
You can however view some data regarding your stories, you can view who’s currently viewing story, and some of the action they have performed like skipping forward or backward of your story. You can also view whether the people viewing your story are your followers or not. The “seen by” option is available at the button left of your story.
Some instagram users still believe notifications is sent when you screenshot a story, but that feature was available for only a few months, it was shut down after four months of launching. The feature can be back again for testing, but there is no guarantee it will come back and you can enjoy taking screenshots of the stories you love, whether it’s screenshots or screen record, you have no worries for notifications.
What About Third Party Apps That Claim To Send Notifications When Screenshot Is Taken?
The thing is when the feature is available on instagram these apps are working and that’s because they rely on instagram data using API to receive the notifications sent by instagram. But at the moment any app that claim to send you notifications when your story is screenshot, is a scam. They’re outdated apps launched when the screenshot notification feature is available last year.
Any app the makes such promise should be considered malicious because it will interfere with your instagram activities by preventing you to perform basic actions in your account. We all know that instagram hate third party apps and even if the feature of sending notifications for story screenshot is open, they don’t want third party apps accessing the feature.
Is Notification Sent When A User Screenshot DM (Direct Message)?
This is an absolute yes and you want to be careful about that, notifications are sent when you take screenshot or screen record a DM. Instagram send notifications for disappearing photos, but you might ask what disappearing photo means? It’s a photo or video taken from instagram story camera and then sent to DM not stories, this can either be to a single user or multiple users.
And you can receive notifications in two ways;
You’ll receive notification
When someone takes screenshot or screen-record of your DM, you’ll receive notification that mentions the username of the person that screenshot your content, this notification can be seen just like any regular notifications you receive in your app.
You’ll see in the direct message
Another way you get notified when a user take screenshot of your DM is in the dm message you’ve sent, instagram will display small camera shutter at the bottom right corner of the message that says “seen”, that’s a sign showing the person you’ve sent the story has taken a screenshot of it. So if you’re the type that receives hundreds of notifications that are hard to go through each and every one of them, you can check the dm sent to confirm if the user has taken screenshot or has recorded it.
How to avoid sending notifications even on DM
If you still don’t want the user to notice you’ve taken screenshot of the message you can of course do that using some trick. First I would suggest using third party screenshot apps instead of holding the power button and volume down button. You should then open your instagram and open the DM you want to take screenshot.
When everything finished loading you then switch off your internet connection or turn ON airplane mode. This will prevent instagram from picking the action performed and hence no internet connection to send message to the user notifying them you’ve taken a screenshot of their message. When you take the screenshot close the app and restart again if you still want to continue using instagram, that’s it, you’ve played it solo and no one will be notified of your action.
But as usual things might always change, but this trick has worked for most people even back in the days when instagram send notification for every screenshot taken. Follow this little step and you don’t have worries of notifications, even when instagram brings back the notification feature.
Does Instagram Send Notifications When You Take Screenshot Of User Profile?
You can also take screenshots or screen recording on someone’s profile without been notified. If you want to quickly save contact information or a website from any profile, you can take screenshot without the need to follow them.
For users that don’t want users to spy or take screenshot of their profile they can set their profile private. Only your followers or follow requests that’s approved by you can take screenshots. Non-followers don’t have access to your content not even talking about capturing the content on it, other users who’re not following can only view profile picture and name.
That’s it about sending notifications when a screenshot is taken; we’ll now move on to share more helpful information regarding taking screenshot;
How To Take Screenshot Of Instagram Story Using Android
• This is really easy; just open your instagram app on any android phone.
• Open the story you want to take screenshot.
• Then press volume down and power buttons and the screenshot will be taken.
• To access the screenshot you should open your phone gallery and you’ll definitely find it there since by default that’s the folder they’re saved. You can also check the DCIM folder on your phone and then check the folder named Screenshot through your file manager.
How To Take Screenshot On Iphone
• Open your instagram app on Iphone.
• Open the story you want to take screenshot.
• Then long press the power button and home button at the same time, for Iphone X models and above you long press side button.
• To view your screenshots you should open photos and search screenshot album.
How to screen-record on instagram stories
As you already know instagram doesn’t offer the option to download a video or take screen record of any story post, you can however save or bookmark video posts in your account so that you can always view them as long as they’re not deleted.
Screen-recording has to be done using third party apps that allow you to record a video or entire screen. Android already come with ‘screen record’ feature and can be found on your desktop. Just open your instagram app, and tap the screen-record icon that’s available on most android devices.
When the video has finished you then stop the recording and the video or screenshot will be saved in your gallery, the screen record feature that comes by default on most android phones doesn’t offer much features, because you can’t crop the exact areas you want to record.
But when you use third party apps you’ll get better features that allow you to record the exact portion of the video or screen you want to record, using third party apps you can record a video from your instagram either on a computer or when using browser on your phone.
For Pc users they can use software like Snagit or FonePaw Screen recorder, there are also a lot of chrome extensions that can do the job effectively and absolutely free. Some even come with image editor that allow you to customize the photos you’ve snap from screenshot.
I Can’t Take Screenshots, What Do I Do?
Sometimes you might take screenshot on your phone but it’s not working and might receive any of the following errors;
• You’ll receive the message “can’t take screenshot because of security policy” or “can’t take screenshot because storage is full” or just some messages similar to this might just show up when trying to take the screenshot.
• When using Google assistant the photo isn’t captured.
• Or you’ve pressed the shortcut keys that will normally take the screenshot instantly but it’s not working.
Why Can’t You Take Screenshots?
You’ll hardly face obstacle when taking screenshots with your personal phone, unless you bought a used phone and the settings have been twisted in such a way you can’t take the screenshot.
But most of the times for other users it’s due to restrictions on the phone. Users can experience the problem of not able to take screenshots on instagram if their phone was offered to them at school or work, and that’s simply because they’re restricted from taking such actions.
Another reason that block users from taking screenshots when using browser is when they’re using incognito mode, most times screenshot can’t be taken. If you’re using pc you have to make sure the chrome extension you’re using is given permission to take screenshots even on incognito mode.
How To Fix Can’t Take Screenshots On Instagram
• If your device was offered at work, school or any organization you need to check with them to see if it’s a known issue or see if their IT guys can solve the problem.
• If you’re using chrome incognito mode you should close it and use normal browser.
• If you’re using android screen record which is available on most android devices, you should try using third party apps, and if the app you currently using just stop taking the screenshots you should change another one or reinstall.
That’s it for the article and we hope you find it helpful.