Reviews Instagram To Notify Users About Their 'Stalkers' & Here's...

Instagram To Notify Users About Their ‘Stalkers’ & Here’s How You Can Avoid Getting Caught

-

- Advertisment -

Oh No!¬†It seems like Instagram¬†has picked up another Snapchat¬†feature and started alerting users when someone takes a screenshot of their story. The Facebook-owned ‘Instagram’ now places an eight-pointed flash next to your name on the list of people that have viewed a story if you took a screenshot, identifying you as the culprit. However, much like Snapchat’s original feature, there are ways to get around it.

How to Avoid Getting Caught in a Screenshot

At first glance, the screenshot alert for stories seems like a hindrance for collecting snaps otherwise lost to the digital graveyard. However, Twitter user Daniël Verlaan has discovered a workaround. There’s a few simple ways to get around the feature:

  • Put your phone into flight mode before taking the screenshot. This can be done by swiping in from the bottom on iPhones (top right on the iPhone X) and choosing the plane icon, or swiping down from the top on Android devices. Once you‚Äôve done the deed, you‚Äôre safe to switch off airplane mode again.
  • Visit the Instagram website from a desktop computer. For now, the website doesn‚Äôt appear to have any sort of trigger for screenshot alerts, leaving you to save away to your heart‚Äôs content.
  • StorySaver, as noted by Twitter user¬†Marit Bosman, is another option. The¬†Android app¬†allows users to download stories of their choosing without any messing around with desktops or airplane modes.

It’s as easy as that! It took a few years, but Instagram has finally brought the cat-and-mouse game of screenshotting Snapchat stories over to its own platform.

Aman Chhabra
Aman is a Technology Geek and a Nature Lover. He is pursuing Bachelor of Vocational Studies from Delhi University. He believes that Smart Work and Learning Attitude can help one to achieve something better in everyday life.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Solve : *
2 + 9 =


Latest news

IIM Rohtak Organises Udaan – The Flagship E Summit of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Council

A saga of passion, patience and perseverance culminates, as Udaan- the flagship Entrepreneurship Summit of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council,...

Jesus & Mary College Organises Com’Acumen 2020

Through the chilling wind, walking through puddles and the sticky mud, one could see excited, smiling faces setting up...

JP Nadda Replaces Amit Shah as BJP National President

Jagat Prakash Nadda became the 11th elected Chief of Bhartiya Janata Party. Nadda, the Union Health Minister during the...

Silent Protest Held At Jantar Mantar To Mark 30 Years of Kashmiri Pandit Exodus

30 Years have passed since the Kashmiri Pandits were forcefully evicted from the valley by militants. Kashmiri Pandits from...
- Advertisement -

Mumbai Police To Patrol City On Horses After 88 Years

After celebrating its 71st Republic Day, India will wake up to an old tradition of police patrolling the streets...

JNU Demands Against Fee Hike Met, Calls For Changing VC are ‘Unreasonable’ Says HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

The calls for the removal of JNU Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar are now not reasonable as the basic...

Must read

Jesus & Mary College Organises Com’Acumen 2020

Through the chilling wind, walking through puddles and the...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you