We started to write the last week an unusual article about Instagram text stories on iOS, announcing that Instagram will support soon a new screenshot notification feature, and there’s no escape.
We have reported in our precedent article that when you will take a screenshot, the user that posted it will be notified.
Instagram is continuing to develop the feature, but today the team has internally added some important improvements to it.
Instagram has implemented some checks to detect if the user tries to bypass the screenshot notification, recording the screen: with the new improvements, Instagram is able to detect if the user is recording the phone screen, and the app will notify, about this action, the other person that posted the story!
When someone takes a screenshot of your story, you will see a new icon next to his name, that will indicate that he has taken a screenshot and/or he has recorded the phone screen. The same rule also applies when you record your screen while you’re viewing a story that contains a video.
Actually, the feature is not enabled yet, so you can anonymously continue to take screenshots to stories.
The feature will be remotely enabled, so it won’t be necessary to update the app to see who took screenshots (unless you have a very old Instagram version installed)..
When the feature will be enabled, Instagram will notify you that it is available for you the first time you take a screenshot (and the first screenshot notification won’t be sent).
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