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Seeing the success of SnapChat’s disappearing content and screenshot alert model, Instagram followed three years later in 2016 with their own version of the SnapChat model with disappearing DMs and Instagram Stories. Providing a near-identical experience to that provided by SnapChat, the shift from SnapChat to Instagram was monumental in size, and now there more people using Instagram stories than total users on SnapChat. Amidst this transition, however, one important question is left hanging: does Instagram notify when you screenshot a story?
Having said that, this isn’t to say that Instagram is completely void of defensive measures against potential creeps.
During its ephemeral revolution, Instagram also provided users with the ability to send disappearing messages over Instagram Direct. If when sending a temporary message to someone the receiver screenshots any photos or videos included in the message, Instagram will notify the sender that a screenshot was taken.
So, the clear answer to “does Instagram notify when you screenshot a story?” is no, it does not. While things may change in the future, the only time Instagram will notify you of someone screenshotting your content is if someone screenshots a picture of video sent to them through a disappearing DM.