Instagram is implementing another Snapchat original feature but by now you’ve heard this before so it shouldn’t be a big deal. The latest one even though it’s a welcome one is that Instagram will now notify you if someone takes a screenshot of your photos.
This comes as company rolled out Live videos and another feature that now allows you send disappearing photos and videos privately. Yes I know it now looks like Instagram is the new Snapchat but like someone once said, if you’re going to be a copycat, at least copy the right stuff.
That said, the new features are good for a social media platform that now has over 500 million users who post pictures and videos daily. Right now, anyone can screenshot your photo without you knowing about it. That’s all about to change.
Right now when you open the app, you’ll see the button you’re already used to but now you can also swipe to open a new window that now lets you send short-life messages privately.
From now on, when you take a snapshot of your feed, Instagram will pop a window saying “You can share this post with your friends.”