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Instagram Stopped Notifying People When You Screenshot A Story

Thank GOD, it was agony not knowing if someone was going to find out you've been lurking them.

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The darkest moment of all, however, was when we learned that Instagram was doing a test that would notify people when certain users screenshot their stories.

Instagram is now notifying users when somebody takes a screenshot of their stories..... ....well it's over for us bitches šŸ˜¶


Sometimes, someone posts an Instagram story where you just NEED to screenshot it and text it to your friend. This is human nature, people!

What was worst about this test was that no one knew who had the feature and who didn't ā€” all we knew was that Instagram was testing it with a small group of people. This meant that you had to live with the risk of getting narc'd on by Instagram the next time you screenshot someone's story. It was a lurker's nightmare!


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