According to the reports, Facebook owned, Photo sharing platform, Instagram again copied its rival Snapchat’s features and this time it’s the Screenshot notification feature. According to the reports these notifications will only be live for the disappearing messages and won’t be applied to whole of the application.


Maybe, Snapchat is too good or Instagram loves copying it because Instagram did it again. Facebook owned photo sharing platform Instagram was seen implementing the “Screenshot Notification” feature of its rival application Snapchat recently by Mashable.

Snapchat being copied by Instagram again

According to the report by Mashable the firm with the new update the users would be able to get notifications for every screenshot taken of their messages by the receiver. But here’s a twist, the app won’t be following Snapchat’s footsteps truly as its implementing this feature only to the “Disappearing Messages” option that allows the users to send temporary “disappearing” messages to their friends by swiping right into the camera to take a photo or video, and then send it privately to their friends by tapping the arrow button. These messages are meant to go off the message list as soon as the end user watches it.

A user has the ability to choose a group or create one in just a few taps – and can also send those disappearing messages to individual friends at the same time.

Instagram screenshot feature

The new update would inform the sender if the end user takes a screenshot of the photo or the video the sender sends him/her or if he replays them. The firm’s official statement on the same is, “Unlike other messages in Direct, these photos and videos disappear from your friends’ inboxes after they have seen them. And you will see if they replayed it or took a screenshot.”

Also the firm claims that, if take a screenshot of your feed then a pop of a new window will come saying, “You can share this post with your friends” allowing a more interactive way to the users to express their feelings.


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