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Instagram will snitch on you for screenshotting disappearing photos and videos

Earlier this week, Instagram released an update that now has everyone in a collective panic. There is a tall tale currently circulating the Internet that says that if you screenshot someone’s ‘gram, they’ll get a notification (like on Snapchat). Here’s the thing though – that’s totally not happening.

Here’s the truth. Instagram did release a new feature that will alert you if someone screenshots your Snapchat-esque DMs – you know, those new ones that disappear after a while. But, there’s currently no feature in place that will alert your crush when you screenshot their latest ‘gram to send to your besties in that group text.

Read Instagram’s statement and see for yourself. They wrote, “Swipe right into the camera to take a photo or video, then tap the arrow to send it privately. You can choose a group or create one in just a few taps — and you can also send to individual friends at the same time. Send anything you want, from inside jokes to your worst selfies. Unlike other messages in Direct, these photos and videos disappear from your friends’ inboxes after they have seen them. And you’ll see if they replayed it or took a screenshot.”

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