Now, the company has chose to remove the function, once again allowing you to creep more discretely.
Instagram, the popular photo and video-sharing platform, has now informed that it will no longer let users know when someone takes a screenshot of their Story. Instagram says 300 million people are using its Stories platform every day. The user would receive a notification with the username and the camera shutter icon to see who and when someone took the screenshot.
Mashable has reached out to Instagram for comment, and we'll update the story when we hear from them.
Alerting users when a screenshot of their content has been taken is a feature introduced by Snapchat, and many thought Instagram was on the verge of copying its major rival once again.
Mark Zuckerberg's social network is infamous for - how can we say we this politely - taking influence from Snapchat, which already tells people when someone takes a screenshot of their images. Instagram has not supplied a reason for the cancellation at this time. Instagram now offers users the ability to post minute-long videos, which means many influencers rely on other platforms, such as YouTube or Snapchat to post their longer videos; however that may all change very soon.
If you don't want to go through the hassle of making a new account, there are at least two websites that allow you to view Instagram Stories anonymously. There's also an option to download content as well.
You are now free to screenshot away without fear of looking creepy.
With the rising concerns of social media privacy, it's tough to know if these sites and tools will be around forever, but for now, they appear to be functioning.