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Can People See If You Screenshot Their Instagram Story?

Zoe Kramer March 24, 2023

Stories are designed to be temporary, sharing a specific moment or day in the life. However, sometimes you might see someone else’s story and want to keep that memory. Since there’s no way to save another person’s story, the only way to keep it is to screenshot it. Before you do, however, you’re probably wondering whether the other person will be notified that you screenshotted it. Here is the answer to can people see if you screenshot their Instagram story.

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Do People Get Notified If You Screenshot Their Instagram Story?

If you screenshot someone else’s story, they will not be notified. It used to be that Instagram would notify users about this, but they no longer do. So, you can stealthily save memories, memes, and anything else that your friends share on their stories if you so choose. If you’re not sure if it’s something they would want to be saved, however, it never hurts to run it by them just in case.

You can also screenshot people’s posts and other content on Instagram and they won’t be notified. This can be helpful in a number of situations. For example, if a friend has tagged their location, you can screenshot it and share with other friends to surreptitiously plan a surprise.

Can People See If You Screenshot Messages?

You might also want to take a screenshot of a conversation over DM. It may be to preserve the memory, or capture a hilarious conversation. The other person will not be notified if you do so. If you screenshot temporary photos or videos, however, they will be made aware. They will also know if you’ve screenshotted any messages that were sent in ‘vanish mode.’

Can People See If You Screenshot Their Snapchat Story?

You might also be wondering if the same rules apply on Snapchat. As it turns out, the app does things a bit differently from Instagram. If you screenshot someone’s story on Snapchat, they will be notified. In fact, if you screenshot any type of content on Snapchat, including messages, the person will know. You will be able to see the notification, too. A message will pop up in the chat that says “You took a screenshot!” So, you are free to save memories on Snapchat, but do so with the knowledge that the other person will be able to see.

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Zoe Kramer has been writing for GRV Media’s student-centric website Freshered since October 2022 and is now also contributing to HITC. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a BA in Journalism, Media and English Literature. During her time in university, she worked for her student newspaper as well as completing an internship with a book publisher. She has also written and continues to write book and theatre reviews. She is excited to now be pursuing a career as a journalist and learning something new every day. In particular, she loves writing about student life, books, the Internet, and travel. Originally from the United States, she is enjoying living abroad in the UK.