Some things in life should be sacred. Notably, the ability to screenshot someone’s Instagram story without their getting a notification ratting you out.
In horrible news, Instagram is testing an alert that would notify users when someone takes a screenshot of one of their stories. Per TechCrunch, “users who are participating in the test can see who took a screenshot of their story by going to the list of story viewers and seeing a new camera shutter logo next to anyone who took a screenshot of their photo. To be clear, creators won’t get a specific notification when someone takes a screenshot of their story, it will only show up in their list of story viewers.”
According to a statement from the ’Gram, “We are always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you.”
We’re not sure how, exactly, this would improve our experience, but here’s hoping this “test” fails miserably.
Until then, screenshot at your own risk.