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No more sneaking a screenshot of a friend’s Instagram story – the popular photo app is now testing screenshot alerts on Instagram.

Those who have been selected for the A/B testing will receive a warning that the next time they screenshot a story or have their stories screenshotted will come with an alert. The alert for those participating in the test will come in the form of a new camera shutter logo next to the name of who took a screenshot on the story viewers list.

Instagram has noted that the test will serve as a measure if the feature has a noticeable impact on engagement, with a decision of whether or not they’ll launch the feature widescale following the A/B testing. It is interesting to note that if screenshot alerts for stories is implemented, the popular social media platform will more or less have the same functions of its Snapchat competitor.

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