Does Instagram notify when you screenshot a story?

Instagram share to storiesUnsplash: Alexander Shatov

The Instagram Story feature is used by millions, but can you see if someone has screenshotted your story? Likewise, does Instagram notify someone when you screenshot their story? Here’s what you need to know.

Instagram launched the stories feature in 2016, inspired by Snapchat, allowing users to upload an image that lasts only 24 hours, an alternative to the usual grid picture.

For many, it serves as one of the key ways for people and creators to update their friends, fans, and followers about their lives, and is still one of the app’s most popular features.

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

You sometimes may find yourself needing to screenshot someone else’s story for whatever reason, or perhaps you’re wondering whether someone has screenshotted yours. But is that a feature that’s available on Instagram?

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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.

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.

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 DMs. 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.

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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