Creeping online is something that’s more common than even having a social media account nowadays. It’s no secret that everyone stalks people on social media, if not, why would we post so many selfies and pictures of our expensive coffees? Obviously, we want people to look at our lives. But, we’re always looking to be bitter and petty about other people’s ~amazing~ lives while simultaneously sulking about our boring ones. Now, it’s going to be pretty hard to talk sh*t about other people’s Instagram accounts with your friends now that the app is notifying people when you take a screenshot of their photos.
Yes, you read that correctly. Instagram is going to notify users when you take a screenshot of their photos – but, have no fear, it’s a very specific software. If you’re looking to just troll on their feed and take a photo of a picture they post, you’re in the clear. Instagram isn’t going to let them know that you’ve screenshot an image of their brunch. But, if you’re on their “Instagram Live” feature and want to take a screenshot of them acting a fool when they’re drunk – you’re sh*t out of luck. It’s going to work the same way Snapchat does, essentially.
Do you blame them though? I mean, I love me a good stalking session. More often than not, I’m at home wearing no pants, vegging out in bed with one hand on my phone and the other hand in a box of cookies. I need some form of entertainment in my life – that form of entertainment being stalking everyone’s social media and then talking sh*t about it with my friends. It seems as though I’m not the only petty b*tch out here.
That’s not fun for anyone involved. Not only do you look like a stage-5-clinger, but the person you’re stalking feels uncomfortable ever running into you in public. So, for the sake of everyone involved, let’s be careful what we screenshot and whose posts we screenshot.