Here’s some information you need to spread far and wide with immediate effect: Instagram users can now see when their followers screenshot their disappearing photos. I repeat: THEY CAN NOW SEE WHEN YOU SCREENSHOT THEIR DISAPPEARING PHOTOS. Don’t mind me, just having a mini meltdown here.
But what has also been discovered is that, along with these new features comes a screenshot notification function, just like Snapchat’s. So now, when somebody sends you a private disappearing photo and you screenshot it to show all your friends, the sender will now very much be able to see you’ve taken a picture of their picture.
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As you can see in this picture released by Instagram to illustrate its new disappearing photos feature, along the top bar underneath one of the icons representing a user’s sent photograph, it says the word ‘screenshot’. That’s how it’ll display if anyone screenshots one of your privately sent disappearing photos.
As you can imagine, this new development has been met by a lot of fear, stress, and uncertainty from users who’d believed their screenshotting habits would remain private.
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Instagram has been sending notifications to people when you screenshot their pictures… pic.twitter.com/98Ne7BoHWG
— Emma Semingson (@EmmaSemingson) November 25, 2016
So now that you know, you might want to be sparing with your screenshots now and forever amen.
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When you take a screenshot of eye candies on instagram to share with your hoe friends but realize there's now a screenshot notification. pic.twitter.com/clpnfwVbHe
— matt struggle tweets (@matthiyass) November 24, 2016
From: Marie Claire US