Does Instagram Notify the User When You Screenshot a Story?

As online privacy is getting more serious these days, believe it or not, screenshot notification is the next privacy thing that is arising at a rate of knots on all social platforms. 

Most social applications have adopted the feature of notifying the sender about any screenshot activity performed on their profile by another user. For example, Snapchat!

Next in the queue is Instagram! Does Instagram notify the user when you screenshot a story in 2023? The quick answer is, No! But wait, there’s an exception. Let’s take a closer look at the screenshot and notification to find out what you need to know.

Does Instagram Notify the User When You Screenshot a Post?

There’s no intricacy to refusing your desire not to take a screenshot of a post that you like on Instagram and want to keep or share with friends or someone. 

But you may get a question in your mind, like, “Umm, I’m taking a screenshot of his post; will he/she get a notification?”

So here’s the answer, if you take a screenshot of any post on Instagram, the user will not get any notification about it. And similarly, if someone takes a screenshot of your post, you will not get any notification from Instagram.

Does Instagram Notify the User When You Screenshot a Story?

Like Instagram posts, you may also find something useful in the stories of the people you follow on Instagram. And you might want to take a screenshot of that for sharing or to keep it on your phone.

But what if they get a notification when you screenshot their story? That might be embarrassing in some cases. To let you know, Instagram doesn’t notify the account holder when you screenshot a story. So now, you don’t have to be worried before screenshotting a story you liked on Instagram.

Does Instagram Notify the User When You Screenshot a Reel?

Well, reels, the short video on Instagram, also a type of post. So, the answer is, “No!” Instagram doesn’t notify the account holder when you screenshot a reel. Similarly, you don’t get such notifications when someone screenshots your reels.

Does Instagram Notify the User When You Screenshot an IGTV?

Here’s the question: “Does Instagram Notify the User When You Screenshot an IGTV?” IGTV, aka long video on Instagram, is another type of post. Therefore the answer is No! Instagram doesn’t notify the user when you screenshot an IGTV.

Does Instagram Notify the User When You Screenshot a DM?

DM, aka “Direct Message,” is the message you receive from your friends or someone on Instagram. To answer this query, first, let me tell you about the types of DMs we see on Instagram.

You need to know the types, as screenshot notifications aren’t the same for all DMs. As of now (February 2023), there are three types of DMs,

  • Textual DM (normal texts or links),
  • Media DM that can be sent by using the Instagram Gallery (photos from the gallery) and
  • Another type of Media DM that can be sent by using the Instagram camera (live or saved photos or videos).

Let’s answer your query, “Does Instagram Notify the User When You Screenshot a DM?”

Textual DM

Textual DMs are standard texts and emojis. 

Does Instagram Notify the user When You Screenshot a DM

If you screenshot a textual DM, Instagram does not notify the sender that you screenshotted it. 

Media DM Sent by Using the Instagram Gallery

There’s a gallery icon in the message typing box next to the microphone on Instagram. 

Does Instagram Notify the user When You Screenshot a DM

On clicking that, your phone’s gallery will be shown, and you can send any photos from the gallery. A photo sent by using the Instagram gallery option will look like that, 

Does Instagram Notify the user When You Screenshot a DM

It will appear in a wide size with a share button and note that when you open it, you will not see any progress bar progressing on the top. 

Now, “Does Instagram Notify the User When You Screenshot a Media DM Sent by Using the Instagram Gallery?”

The answer is No! Instagram doesn’t notify the user when you screenshot such DM.

Media DM sent by using the Instagram camera.

There’s a camera icon on the left side of your message typing box.

Does Instagram Notify the user When You Screenshot a DM

By using that option, you can send a photo or video (saved one or just a live shot) by marking them in three different ways, “Keep in chat,” “Allow replay,” and “View once.”

Keep in chat

When someone sends you a DM enabling “Keep in chat,” it looks like that, 

Does Instagram Notify the user When You Screenshot a DM

Tiny, no share option, but a progress bar on top when opening the dm for full view.

Now, “Does Instagram notify the user when you screenshot a media DM sent using the Instagram camera and label it as Keep in chat?”

The answer is “Yes!” This is where Instagram does notify the user when you screenshot a media DM sent using the Instagram camera labeled as “Keep in chat.” 

If you take a screenshot, the sender will receive a notification from Instagram like that.

Does Instagram Notify the user When You Screenshot a DM

And there will be a tiny circular aperture-looking icon next to the content that signifies that the person who received the DM has screenshotted it.

Does Instagram Notify the user When You Screenshot a DM

Allow replay

When something is sent by using the Instagram Camera option and labeled as “Allow replay,” it will look like that, 

Does Instagram Notify the user When You Screenshot a DM

You can watch this DM two times only. And Instagram also notifies the user when you screenshot a media DM sent using the Instagram camera labeled as “Allow replay.”

The sender will receive the same notification, and a circular aperture-looking icon will be next to the DM.

Does Instagram Notify the user When You Screenshot a DM

View once 

A photo or video sent by the Instagram camera labeled “View once” will appear similar to the previous one, except for the view time. As the name says, you can only view that message once.  

And Instagram also notifies the user when you screenshot such DM sent using the Instagram camera labeled as “View once.”

The screenshot notification and mark (circular aperture-looking icon) received by the sender will be similar to the previous type of DM.

Wrapping up:

I hope your query on “Does Instagram Notify the user when you screenshot a DM?” has been clarified with proper demonstration.

Summing up, you can screenshot posts, reels, or IGTV, and the account holder will not get any notification, only in DM; they will get notified if that DM is sent using the Instagram camera. 

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