It’s set to become even harder to secretly ‘stalk’ someone on Instagram.
The Facebook-owned app has begun testing a feature that lets your followers know if you’ve taken a sneaky screenshot of their Story.
The Snapchat-inspired feature is expected to launch on the picture-sharing platform soon and is currently being trialed in Japan.
It follows news that Instagram has launched a tool that lets your followers know exactly how long you’ve spent on the app.
The app will warn users if their screenshot of a Story will result in a potentially embarrassing notification.
Users will get one free screenshot, and then they will see a warning that any further pictures will send a notification.
Instagram already sends a notification when a screenshot is taken of a private message.
The Facebook-owned app has seen a number of recent changes to how it works.
Earlier this month, Instagram allowed users to post their pictures directly through to their WhatsApp status at the touch of a button.
A spokesperson said in a previous statement: ‘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.’
As well as the screenshot war, Instagram also announced that it will be featuring an option called ‘type’.
To complement the plethora of pictures, users will be able to add text in four new fonts to their story.
The four fonts are called: Neon, Typewriter, Strong, and Modern.
Once the app launches, users will find the ‘type’ option alongside ‘boomerang’, ‘live’ and other features.
The font color can be changed and the background can also be customised.
The app has also quietly introduced a new feature called ‘Last Active’ that shows friends the last time you logged on to the app.
The default setting for the app is ‘on’ – meaning your closest friends can know exactly when you’ve been scrolling through their feeds.
The unnerving feature appears on Instagram’s direct messages section beneath followers you’ve been chatting with.
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