How to screenshot Instagram stories without notification

Instagram now notifies users when someone takes screenshots and tries to save their stories. Here are a few tricks that you can use to bypass this restriction without them knowing.

Why does Instagram notifies users when you take a screenshot?  

Instagram is taking after Snapchat and other social media platforms ever since Facebook took over. It now has almost the same privacy features and borrows heavily from Snapchat.

Notifying users when someone takes a screenshot of their stories is the latest privacy measure that social network has adopted.

Here’s how this notification works.

Instagram stories notification

Whenever you take a screenshot, Instagram now notifies you that the user will be able to see who took the screenshot the next time you do so.

Remember, this notification appears only while viewing stories, not with the photos in the regular feed.

This feature is currently in beta and, hence, is available only in a select few countries.

It seems like they are testing the waters before they roll out for all devices and locations.

Screenshot Instagram stories without them knowing

Method 1 – Airplane mode

Using Airplane mode is without a doubt the best workaround for this.

The best thing about this method is that they can’t block it since it’s a stock component of the iOS operating system.

It works because Airplane mode essentially disables your device’s internet connection and hence the target user gets no notification.

  • Open up the Control Center on your iPhone by swiping up.
  • Enable Airplane mode momentarily by tapping the airplane icon.

airplane mode iOS

  • Take the screenshot.
  • Disable Airplane mode. 

Method 2 – Web app

Surprisingly, the web application doesn’t have this restriction and you can freely screenshot anything you like. Just log on to Instagram and

Instagram web app

Method 3 – 3rd-party apps

Here’s the complete list of apps that will let you save or repost stories anonymously. None of these apps require you to jailbreak your device.

  • Story Reposter (available on App Store)
  • Rocket for Instagram (sideload with Cydia Impactor)

Story Reposter allows you to repost stories by other users to any social network of your choice. Rocket for Instagram, on the other hand, is a full-blown hacked app and lets you save anything to your camera roll.

Can you save stories anonymously now? Leave your comments below.

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