Instagram To Test Screenshots Alerts For Stories

SnapChat users have flocked to an online petition calling for the app to reverse its new design

The tech giant, which is on my Facebook, is now testing and new feature that will notify individuals if someone has taken a screenshot of their story. The company is also going to share stats with other Snapchatters who have large followings on the service.

Instagram is set to take (another) page out of Snapchat's book, but surprisingly, it's a feature that doesn't already exist on Instagram. The app's long-awaited redesign recently began rolling out more widely and it's proved to be wildly unpopular - earning more than 171,000 1-star reviews in the App Store over the last month, according to App Annie.

Late previous year, as part of CEO Evan Spiegel's planned update to Snapchat, the company said that it would build monetization and distribution options that would encourage creators to continue to use the app. It means creators will have greater insights into who is actually following them on Snapchat so they can tailor their content accordingly and, ultimately, make more money.

The new design first rolled out in November for a limited number of users, aiming to make it easier to use.

NOPD responding to second parade route shooting
Shannon Abraham from Reno, Nevada, said she spent dozens of hours designing and making her elaborate silver-sequined dress. Rex, which is the city's oldest parading group, decorated 21 of their 28 floats with images of the city's history.

But a flurry of Twitter comments took issue with the update to Snapchat, which has become a favourite of teens for its disappearing messages but also offers content from various media partners. Some people say the new design has actually had a positive effect on Story views.

And while it may be too soon to discern a wider trend, he notes that Nascar's account alone has seen an an 80 percent spike in Stories views since the redesign, compared with the end of 2017. It could also help open up new opportunities for those who want to monetize their accounts - another longtime complaint for Snapchat influencers.

While YouTube and Facebook have actively courted online creators, Internet personalities and other public figures to their platforms, Snapchat long did little to encourage those users to build audiences on its app.

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