Instagram is full of marvellous content - useful tips, guides, recipes, insightful videos, or just inspirational photos. Surely, you want some to save. Though you can save them on Instagram with a bookmark, if the user deletes the content, you will lose everything you gathered.
You can also save all interesting Instagram content on your computer with 4K Stogram, but screenshots are another actionable way. This may leave you worried whether Instagram notifies users if you decide to snap a screenshot of their Story or post, so it’s important to know such things in advance. This is what we will talk about in this article.
Does Instagram notify when you screenshot a Story?
No, but it used to in February 2018. Two years ago, Instagram did really test this feature; however, by June 2018, the notifications of this kind were gone. Now neither screenshots nor screen-recordings of your Stories left unknown for you.
We can only assume that if Instagram experimented with this earlier, it probably would try to implement something like this in future. So try to keep an eye on any alternations.
We can assure you though that even if Instagram decides to get the feature back, 4K Stogram will download all the content with your anonymity completely saved.
Does Instagram notify when you screenshot a post?
Again, no. Instagram doesn’t send screenshot notifications if someone snaps or screen-record your photos, videos, IGTV, your followings’ list or any other content, including the Explore Tab photos and videos. So you can freely screenshot other pages’ content to your smartphone.
The same is with your user’s account. You will not be notified if someone screengrabs your Instagram page.
The only exception: Instagram notifies of media screenshots in direct messages
The only exception so far is that Instagram sends screenshot notifications if someone wants to snap a disappearing photo or video you sent in direct messages. So note this if you want to save content from DM this way.
Yet, you’re safe if you want to screenshot a regular direct message conversation. Other users will also not be notified if you screenshot any non-disappearing content sent in DM, such as feed posts, other users’ Stories, hashtags, accounts, texts, and alike.
As you understand, Instagram doesn’t notify its users when someone else is trying to screenshot or screen-record their content. Though this may alter anytime if Instagram tries to change its policy, you will still be able to view and save any Instagram content of any user, location, or hashtags on your PC or Mac with 4K Stogram.