Instagram users will now be notified when DMs are screenshotted

Instagram’s latest upgrade includes not just the ability to send self-destructing messages, but notifies users if someone screenshots their direct message. If a user sends a disappearing message to a friend, and that friend takes a screenshot, the original sender will receive a notification to inform them of this. It’s impossible not to recognize the similarities to the Snapchat feature which also notifies its users when a screenshot is taken.


This isn’t the first time Instagram has seemingly mimicked the features of video giant Snapchat. Instagram’s Stories feature is the most obvious example of this, and several updates with the same feel have followed.

However, that’s not the only new feature Instagram released recently. If a user, for whatever reason, should decide to take a screenshot of their Instagram feed, a notification appears asking whether they’d like to share that screenshot with friends.

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