Does Instagram notify when you screenshot a story?

Instagram share to storiesUnsplash: Alexander Shatov

Does Instagram notify the user when you screenshot a story? If you’re worried about making a social faux-pas, we’ve got your back. 

Insta stories is one of the most-used features on the popular social media app. Their 24-hour shelf life makes them pure gold for those wanting to share a glimpse of their life without it hanging around forever.

Instagram basically picked the idea of these fleeting posts straight from Snapchat‘s playbook. While almost every social media platform has jumped on the bandwagon, it’s Instagram where it’s seen the most usage.

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With these posts disappearing after a day, the urge to keep them is real. But the million-dollar question is, can you snap a picture without the original poster being notified?

Re-share posts to Instagram storyUnsplash: Claudio Schwarz
Instagram remains a hugely popular social media platform.

Do you want to dodge a tricky social faux pas? Think before you screenshot, and if in doubt, ask. Remember, not every moment is snap-worthy.

Can you see if someone screenshotted your Instagram story?

No, Instagram currently will not notify you if your story has been screenshotted. Equally, others will not be able to see whether you have screenshotted their story.

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However, it is worth noting that there are certain features on Instagram that have different rules. For example, if you try to screenshot something sent over Vanish Mode, the other person will be notified, so it’s best to be careful with what you choose to screenshot on the app.

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Although Instagram has previously briefly tested a feature that allowed people to see who screenshotted their story back in 2018, it’s not clear whether they have any plans to add it back in the future.

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Is there an Instagram screenshot notification?

While Instagram doesn’t notify users if their story has been screenshotted, this doesn’t apply to Instagram DMs.

If someone sends you a disappearing video or photo in your DMs and you screenshot it, the sender will be notified. However, this only applies to disappearing content in Instagram direct messages. Screenshotting a story, post or reel, will not result in any notifications.

So, there you have it — everything you need to know about Instagram story screenshot notifications.

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If you want to know more about how to use Instagram, you can check out our other guides here:

How to link your Instagram account to TikTokHow to see your first-liked Instagram postHow to switch Instagram feed to chronological orderHow to re-share a post to your Story on InstagramHow to make money on InstagramHow to hide likes on Instagram

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