Does Instagram Notify When You Screen Record A Story Or DM 2022?

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Does Instagram Notify When You Screen Record A Story Or DM?

"Does Instagram notify when you screen record a Post, Story or disappearing photo?" is a question that has been asked over and over again by users.

Occasionally, you may come across a Story, message, or post on Instagram that you wish to share with your friends or keep for yourself, and screen recording is the only way you can do that. You are worried, however, that Instagram will notify screenshots - like BeReal.

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Today, we will look at whether Instagram notifies people when you screen record their Post, Story or disappearing photo, so you will know for sure. Let's find out!

Does Instagram Notify When You Screen Record A Post Or Story?

The answer is a heartening no.

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As of 2022, Instagram doesn't send notifications if you try to screen record someone's posts or Stories.

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Although, Instagram experimented in 2018 to let users know when anyone screenshots their Stories, the feature was removed shortly afterwards.

So if you wish to secretly record someone's posts or Stories, you may find it reassuring to know that Instagram doesn't notify them. Good news for those who want to be sneaky.

But, what about Instagram DMs? Does Instagram send notifications if you screenshot someone's DMs? Let's explore next!

Does Instagram Notify When You Screen Record A Disappearing Photo?

Yes, Instagram does notify the sender when you take a screenshot of DMs sent in Vanish Mode or disappearing photos sent through DM. When Vanish Mode is on, Instagram deletes DMs after the recipient views them and sends notifications if any messages are screen recorded.

Regarding the disappearing messages, they will see a sun-shaped icon beside the message when you screenshot the content. With this in mind, take the shot only if you're okay with the person knowing.

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On the other hand, if you screen record the entire chat (not in Vanish Mode) on the screen, Instagram will not notify the sender.

How To Screen Record Instagram DM Without Them Knowing

As noted in the previous section, Instagram notifies the sender when you take a screenshot of the disappearing messages they send. But, is there a way to screen record them without them knowing?

Yes, there is. There are some tricks that can help you screen record Instagram DM without them knowing. Here you go.

  • The first trick is pretty simple. If you have a second phone, you can point it at the screen and click a picture of the disappearing DM they send.
  • You can also try turning off your internet connection or switching your phone to Airplane mode, and then take a screenshot of the disappearing DM - from the same phone. It might not work on iPhones.

Hopefully, these tricks will help you get around the issue. Go ahead, try them out. You can use the second trick to view Instagram Stories anonymously. Also, did you know that the order of your Followers list on Instagram can tell you who is stalking you?