Does Instagram Notify When You Screenshot A DM?

Does Instagram Notify When You Screenshot A DM?

Published on 7th of November 2018

Three years after its initial release, Instagram created a direct messaging feature. The feature allowed users to privately message between two individuals. A few years after, Instagram expanded the feature to allow users to message between two to fifteen accounts. The group chat has become popular among personal and business accounts. Personal accounts use direct messages to send text messages and posts. Business owners use direct messages to notify each other of a new post and request group members to engage with their content to improve its ranking in the algorithm.

Direct messages can be used to send text messages to other users. There is also the option to direct message a user with a post. The message history is saved within the app and users can see who has viewed the message. A user can choose to delete a chat with an individual or group of individuals at any time. They can also request to leave a group chat.

Does Instagram notify when you screenshot a dm?

At the date of publishing, Instagram does not notify a user if their direct message was screenshot by another user in the chat. No user within the chat will be notified of the screen shot. The screenshot of the direct message will be automatically saved to your phone’s camera roll.

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The same applies for accounts that message a user who doesn’t follow them back. The message will remain in a separate inbox. Here, a user can determine if they would like to allow the account to be able to direct message them. There are two options, allow account to message you or do not allow. If you do not allow an account to message you, they will not be notified. If you do allow an account to message you, their chat will be moved into the initial direct message inbox.

Instagram is continuously improving their features and design and there is a possibility that in the future they allow users to see if a direct message was screenshot. To avoid a user being notified of the screenshot, you can read the new features presented in the App store when an Instagram update is available. Prior to each major update, Instagram will bullet point their new features and tech savvy blogs will highlight them.

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