Instagram is making it harder to creep on other users' Stories

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Screenshot notifications are rolling out to Instagram, with warnings to the screenshot taker that the story poster will be notified if screenshots continue. The new alert feature is meant to let users know when or if their content might be reused by others.

Some users have reported they've received pop up messages from the app letting them know that Instagram will be flagging when you take a screenshot of someone else's IG story and sending that info to the person in question.

Basically, Instagram Stories is the exact same feature as was seen earlier on Snapchats where it was called as Snap. If Instagram rolls out the new feature, we'll be able to see who took a screenshot of our story by clicking on an icon (people said it looks like a camera shutter) that appears on the story itself.

If you're anxious about people grabbing screenshots of your stories, visit the Stories main page-where you can see a list of public posts-and look for the pinwheel-shaped camera shutter icon next to the name of an account.

Some Instagram users took to Twitter to report that they are now able to see who has been snapping screenshots of their stories.

If you're browsing Instagram on a laptop or desktop, users can screenshot a story from your browser window. Or maybe your frenemy's stories so you can send them in your chat group and gossip with your friends? One of the biggest things the social site will take into account is how this feature will affect user habits.

It's not the first time Instagram has notified users when someone screenshots their photo.

Earlier, the alerts for screenshots were provided when someone would take a screenshot of a private direct message.

According to some sources, if you pop your phone on airplane mode you can safely screenshot without the other person knowing, which is handy to know. With the ability to see if somebody screenshotted a public story, well, in the words of one Twitter user: "Creep wisely."

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