Instagram Notifies Someone When You Take a Screenshot of Their Chat [How it Works]

It's entirely different from what you think.


Less than a week ago, Instagram added some new features to both the Android and iOS app. In that update itself, several people have found out a hidden feature, which is quite annoying for many people.

Instagram Notifies Someone When You Take a Screenshot of Their Chat

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This feature is also same as the one present in Snapchat. Essentially, in Snapchat, a user will be notified whenever someone takes a privately shared photo. And, in Instagram, the same thing is happening. Here's how this feature works in Instagram.

Only Works with Disappearing Photos

As said earlier, Instagram recently added a new feature which allows you to post disappearing photos. So, if someone captures a screenshot of your posted disappeared photo, then you will be notified as the screenshot has taken.

Only Happens With the Latest Update

Also, the notification has received by the people whoever updated their mobile application with the latest one. That being said, users without the latest update are just fine.

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It Won't Work With Direct Message

It Won't Work With Direct Message

This feature won't work when you send a direct message to anyone as it works with only newly launched disappearing message feature.

Same as Snapchat

As said earlier, this function is same as the Snapchat notifications thing, however, there you will get notified when someone takes a screenshot of your private Snap.

It's Not What You Think

Right now, several users of Instagram are a bit confused about this screenshot feature, but as said in this article it notifies only when a user clicks screenshot of disappearing message.

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