Instagram’s direct messaging has highly benefitted many people to develop friendships and business relations. In direct messages, you can ask for feedback and notify the contest winners, give special deals, and tell updates about your business. But does Instagram notify when you screenshot a dm? Well, the answer to it is a clear no.
Talking about Instagram direct messages or DMs, people are just notified when you send dm and dm requests. A dm request is the initial private message you send to any Instagram user who needs to accept or reject or delete it. When your dm request is accepted, you can easily start sending and exchanging DMs with the person and he or she will get a notification just like on any other social media app. If the person rejects or deletes the dm request, you won’t know anything about it as you will not get any notification. People don’t get any notification if you take a screenshot of your ongoing Instagram chat, as the idea of Instagram is to sustain a hearty conversation between individuals. You can see this feature in its rival app, Snapchat, where a message straight away notifies that the user has taken a screenshot.
What could be the reason that people want to take a screenshot?
Many reasons can be associated with people’s desire to take an Instagram screenshot. They may want to download a meme that they wish to share anywhere on the internet. People can also use it as fantastic wallpaper for their mobile. If you are a cook, you may need a video of your favorite recipe and this could be your reason to take a screenshot of your favorite recipe video part.
Stories are also a great place for taking screenshots. This is mainly done because stories don’t last for more than 24 hours and people would like to have a screenshot from here. A person neither gets screenshot notification of stories nor gets for DMs.
Things you can do with Instagram Direct
With Instagram direct message feature, you can send messages to one or more people in private chats or groups. Here is what you can send as direct messages:
- Photos or videos you take or upload from your library
- Posts you see in the feed
- Disappearing photos and videos
For seeing messages that you have sent with Instagram Direct, you need to tap on the letter icon given at the top right of feed. From there, you may manage messages that were received or sent by you.
If you send a post from the feed with the help of Instagram direct, it will be only be shown to people who can already see it. The people who follow you will be able to see the post.
Photos or videos that are sent with Instagram direct can never be shared with the help of Instagram to other websites like Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and it won’t appear on hashtag and location pages.
How to send a message to someone on Instagram
Using Instagram direct, you can simply send messages, videos, and photos to one or more than one person. The messages won’t be shown in the feed, search, or your profile.
To send a message using Instagram Direct:
- Click the letter the icon in the top right or you can even swipe left from anywhere in the feed.
- Click the edit icon in the top right section.
- Choose people you would like to send message to, now click on chat.
- Type your message, you may click on camera icon for sending photo or video to your chat mate, this can disappear later if you do “Unsend Message”
- Tap Send.
- You can also message by visiting a person profile and clicking on the message section.
What is the best way to manage Instagram DMs?
It’s simpler to handle the Instagram message of your follower with the help of Instagram DMs. You can view it by tapping on the top right of the news feed. When the situation is different and someone who is not following you sends you a message, this appears to be a request in your inbox. You can easily decline or accept it. To decline or allow the message, simply swipe left on a message or tap and hold the message and choose “delete” or “accept”. You can also tap on “delete all” at the bottom of the screen for ignoring all requests at the same time. When you allow the message request from someone, their future message will come instantly to your inbox.
Is Instagram responsible for screen recording?
Just like the screenshot, Instagram is also not responsible for recording screens of your mobile phones. Neither it’s efficient for the actions you take to record your mobile screens. You can use the screen recording in case of any misconduct has happened with you in Instagram direct. There are plenty of recorders are available on Google play.
Will you get a notification if someone screenshots your Instagram story?
It’s similar to what you have been reading in this blog. Instagram loves to provide privacy to its users and for that, they don’t notify you when anybody takes your story’s screenshot. Instagram does not offer you a setting that can be switched on to get a notification for this. Maybe they can add this feature in the future. To know further about it, you should visit Instagram’s official site, beta channel.
Some people may worry about the exploitation of their accounts on Instagram. To overcome this issue, they should turn their Instagram profile to the private mode by visiting “settings” and switching on the “private account” option in it. This will not disturb your Instagram account and its followers but keep strangers from seeing your photos and videos. This is the best way by which you can show your content to your private followers alone.
Another Instagram feature that’s doing wonders nowadays is the close friend option. They can take advantage of Instagram’s close friend’s feature. This lets you share your stories with specific users but keeps your profile publicly visible. You can tap on the close friend option available in your profile’s three-star with lines menu. Add or remove your close friends from this feature and when you do this, you will have a new green option before publishing a new story. Simply enable it for sharing your story with a close friends list.
Are Screenshot Dm’s or Notifications Important?
Taking screenshots of DM’s by Instagram is not at all great for users. It’s a privacy concern and sending a notification to the user about it, will even downgrade the image of Instagram. There could be negativity and conflict on the internet if Instagram does notify its users.
The Last Note
The Internet is not a safe communication place and not even with private chats. Never share anything that does not make you confident of sharing. For some, it may be a pleasant experience but for many, it may be the worst nightmare. So be safe with your texting partners.