As if the new update for Snapchat isn’t mind boggling and aesthetically unpleasing to use, now we might need to face another harsh reality that the end of our Instagram stalking days might soon come to an end.
According to TechCrunch, few users who have been selected to try out this latest Instagram feature will receive a warning notification after they’ve screenshot a story, reminding them that the next time they do it again, the creator of the story would be aware of their attempt.
Good bye freedom to screenshot IG stories. 💔 Thank you, Instagram for the warning. pic.twitter.com/y0pEaVR0Jq
— mulan (@__cajb) February 8, 2018
Again, this is only a test to see the engagement and the activity of the users should this feature be implemented. Similar to Snapchat, users were able to identify whoever screenshots their story through their list of story viewers. No notification will beep out on your screen, and it will only be seen through that list.
PSA: How you get notified on Instagram when someone took a screenshot of your Stories pic.twitter.com/Iua2QeyskF
— iz reading On the Edge of Scandal 🍑 (@readbyher) February 11, 2018
Those selected users shared their experience and thoughts on Twitter, and majority of them aren’t too pleased with this trial feature.
When Instagram starts notifying y’all that I screenshot your InstaStory. pic.twitter.com/KDfdLSCjpY
— Afro-LightskinO. (@itsKARY_) February 11, 2018
Instagram’s screenshot alerts for Stories are now live.
This is what they look like…
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) February 11, 2018
Instagram also shared a statement to TechCrunch saying:
“We are always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you.”
Stalking and shading someone just seems a whole lot difficult and less fun if this feature were to ever be implemented, because let’s face it, all of us love some good tea. Tell us what you think of this feature in the comments section.