Instagram Will Now Notify You if Someone Screenshots Your DM


Instagram’s latest feature includes the ability to send Snapchat-like self-destructing messages. According to a new report from Mashable, the app will now notify users if you take a screenshot of their direct messages.


If your friend sends you a disappearing message on Instagram and you take a screenshot of that message, your friend will receive a notification informing them that you took a screenshot. The feature is a stunningly similar to Snapchat, which performs the same way under that condition.

This isn’t the first time Instagram has mimicked the feature of Snapchat, with the most obvious example being Instagram’s Stories feature.

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  • toysandme

    Just take a pic of the screen with a regular camera and you get around this.

  • awkpain

    Double tap home, screenshot. App likley doesn’t get notified if it’s not focused.