Instagram will soon come up with the high-security alert feature. It will notify or send an alert message to the users when someone else takes screenshots of their stories posted. Users taking a screenshot will get a warning message as “Goodbye freedom to screenshot IG stories. Thank you, Instagram for the warning” if they repeat the same for the next time.
A star-shaped icon residing at Story’s view section will blink next to a screenshot picture. The first attempt of taking a screenshot by users will be freed but if they try to repeat the same later, the suspected user will get a notification for the same and will be allowed to take further relevant actions.
If users think themselves smart enough to take the screenshot when they are offline or flight mode, they are pretty fools. As this application works flawlessly even if they are offline. Users will get the notification as soon as they get the data connection or connected to a Wi-Fi device.
The move is even more interesting to the users who always worry about their privacy and compares it with Snapchat, a more secured app than Instagram. The feature is still under development stage and will be available in the Play Store very soon, declares the company.
An earlier updated feature of Instagram gave the allowance of private messaging where users can send an instant message to their family and friends. Facebook was a great inspiration for Instagram to look forward to this move. Facebook, last year, rolled out a similar feature where users can get an alert message if someone tries to download or take a screenshot of their profile picture.
Alongside, Instagram is testing another astounding feature “Regram” where users can share public posts of the other users to their stories section just like Facebook. The screenshot alert feature is made available to a handful of customers in the US, but, will be rolling out for others very soon.