Instagram notifies the sender if you screenshot disappearing messages
This Instagram feature is a gentle reminder that you can trust no one
After introducing Instagram Stories, the Boomerang filter, and its live video streaming feature, Instagram now allows you to send "disappearing messages" to your followers. So it's a little more like Snapchat, but minus the addictive interactive filters. These messages disappear after the recipient has seen it.
But what everyone is freaking out about is that, like Snapchat's feature, if you screenshot the disappearing message, your sender will be notified.
Instagram now tells you if someone takes a screenshot?? This can't be real?? I'm screwed pic.twitter.com/kkRu8LCDxs— Bitch Code 💅🏻 (@TheTumblrPosts) November 24, 2016
The new update only applies to screenshots of disappearing messages, nothing else (thank heavens). Still, if you wanted to secretly screenshot a photo of your crush, he'd be notified; just think of that. Or imagine if you sent a message to a friend that's only for their eyes, and you get a screenshot notification. Paranoid? So are we.
Privacy and trust is a myth. Trust no one.
Instagram is now telling people when you screenshot their stuff pic.twitter.com/ruDLO4riQd— Awkward (@awkwardposts) November 27, 2016
I really hope Instagram doesn't send screenshot notifications because I just took SO many of some cute guy from high school— Remi Cruz 💕 (@missremiashten) November 26, 2016
the day instagram sends notifications when you screenshot a picture is the day i join the witness protection program pic.twitter.com/oTPJ1VuKKi— Kate Mac (@k8rs_gonna_k8) November 17, 2016
"now instagram sends you a notification when someone screenshots your photos." pic.twitter.com/mZZV2VznNC— amber. (@DAMNBlEBERS) November 26, 2016