Everything You Need to Know About Instagram Screenshot Notifications

MakeUseOf | 9/17/2019 | Shubham Agarwal
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When using Instagram, you may come across content you wish to forward to your friends. Which invariably means you need to screenshot that stort, post, or DM.

However, when you do that, does Instagram notify people when you screenshot a story, post, or DM? Here’s everything you need to know about Instagram screenshot notifications.

Reasons - Instagram - Screenshot

There are several reasons why you may want to take an Instagram screenshot.

These include wanting to download a meme which you’d like to share elsewhere. Maybe it’s a picture of scenery you think will make a nice wallpaper. It’s also possible you want to download a recipe video in order to avoid scrolling through hundreds of posts later when you come to cook the dish.

Stories - Place - Need - Screenshot - Media

Stories are the most common place where you may feel the need to take a screenshot. This is mainly because media shared via stories is ephemeral and no longer available after 24 hours.

Irrespective of Instagram’s notification policies, you should be mindful of people’s privacy especially when you screenshot their personal pictures and videos.

Does - Instagram - Notify - Post

Does Instagram Notify When You Screenshot a Post?

No, Instagram doesn’t notify users when you take a screenshot of their post.

Posts - Photos - Videos - Instagram - Home

Posts are essentially all of the photos and videos you see on Instagram’s home feed or in the Explore tab. Instagram also doesn’t send an alert when you screen grab a post right from someone’s profile page.

It’s worth noting that Instagram has a bookmarking feature for posts if you don’t want to download media locally. It lets you flag pictures and videos for later. These are accessible from a special section inside the Instagram app and won’t be downloaded to your phone’s gallery.

Option - Group - Posts - Collections - Example

Plus, you have the option to group your bookmarked posts into separate collections. So, for example, you can create one for recipes and another for your favorite posts about dogs.

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