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Instagram Story Screenshot Notification

Instagram is a popular social media which allows person to share photos and videos publicly or privately with selected people. Instagram has many features in Instagram app. One of the feature is that you can post a moment as a story that will disappear in 24 hours. This feature came very early but with an update with this feature has come. Now you can know Instagram Story Screenshot Notification, if any one screenshots your stories.

The update is now you will be notified if someone has screen shot your story or recorded it. And if you screenshot someone’s story then that person will be notified with full details of yours form Instagram. You probably heard this feature earlier because this is the popular feature that Snapchat has from the beginning of the stories.

Some of the Instagram users have already got noticed/ warning about the next time they shoot a screenshot or screen recording of a story, the owner of the story will be notified. Hence some users from the Instagram has tweeted in Twitter that they got noticed and started to share the notice with everyone who are also unaware.

The notification is like, you need to check your own story and check for the list who have viewed your story. If a camera shutter icon is available with the username of the user that make sure that he/she had screenshot your story.

Currently this feature is being tested but net released in Instagram as official. Some of the Instagram users had only got the notice about this new feature. If this test pass in good manner then it will soon be launched officially.

Note: Creators won’t get a specific notification when someone takes a screenshot of their story, it will only show up in their list of story viewers.

Instagram Push Notification

Instagram is photo sharing site and app but special launched for mobile phones having various kind of feature and function. You get notified about something daily in Instagram because it is the one way to be active in society. If you get a notification time to time or daily basis that makes you irritate then you can manage your notifications. For that, you get the “Push Notification” feature.

What Instagram push notification basically does is, whenever there is a new activity in your Instagram account, you will get a notification sound as an alert depending on the notification settings you have set.

To use the Instagram push notification feature, you can follow these steps:

  1. First open the Instagram app in your mobile phone.These steps are especially for Android phones but can be used for iOS also. IOS steps may vary. You can find the app having the rainbow color camera lens icon. Tap to open the app.
  2. First of all if you haven’t logged in to your account, login to your Instagram.
  3. As you open the app, at bottom of the screen you will get the navigation tabs, there you need to go for the Profile tab which is the last tab. tap on that tab and it will open the profile page.
  4. Inside the profile screen, you will see a three-dot icon at top right corner of the screen.You need to tap on that and a screen will open where you get the settings and features.
  5. You need to scroll down there and under the “Settings” you will see the “Push Notification” section. Just tap on it to open the feature screen.In side that screen, you will get different sections with its changeable settings and preference.
    Instagram push notification settings Instagram push notification
  6. You will get sections like: Likes, Comments, Comment Likes, Likes and Comments on Photos of You, New Followers, Accepted Follow Requests, Friends on Instagram, Instagram Direct Requests, Instagram Direct, Photos of You, Reminders, First Posts and Stories, Product Announcements, View Counts, Support Requests, Live Videos and Story Polls.
  7. The default preference are mostly to be “From everyone” or “On”. The different Sections depends upon different feature you get in Instagram.You can change if you want off something.
  8. In case, you don’t know the use of some options then you don’t need to worry because you get the example also which will help you because you may have seen it in somewhere in the use of Instagram app.

These are the steps that you need to follow if you want to make changes in Instagram push notification. If you have any questions and queries regarding Instagram features, then please leave them on the comment box below.

How to use search function on Instagram (hashtags, people, and places)

Instagram is social mostly used in mobile phones and rarely used it desktop or website. Instagram is photo sharing service where it allow to post photos and videos. Instagram was made for mobile phones specially. So the functions we found in Instagram mobile app is not available in website. It is better to use in mobile apps and its functions as well.

To use search function on Instagram from your mobile app, you can follow these steps:

  1. First you need to open your Instagram app on your mobile phone. The Instagram icon has the rainbow color camera. You can tap on the icon to open the Instagram app. after you open you will see your home screen of your account where you can see photos and videos of the following ones.
  2. There in the bottom of the screen, you will see 5 tabs. The second is search tab which you need to tap on that tab to open the search screen. After you open the search screen, you will see a space/ bar where you can type and search.
  3. You will also see the trending photos and videos in the screen which should not be searched. The trending is based on your liked categories which means similar to the liked post that you have done before. In the search space, you can search people by typing username on their Instagram.
    search function on Instagram search button
  4. But after you tap in the search tab, another 4 tab will appear: Top, People, Tags and Places. If you want to search the trending photos or videos or people then you can search on the “top” tab. Otherwise you can search in the particular tab for refine result.
    search function on Instagram search tab
  5. You can search peoples in “People” tab to see the results of people only and see the recent searches also. Similarly you can search tags in the “Tags” tab where you can search with hashtag ‘#’ or without it. Tags are specially used to search posts that you want to search.
  6. In the “Place” tab, you need to search for the locations. There you need to turn on the location of your device first. Then only you can search. The suggested and recent searches are shown. You can choose from them.

How to start Instagram Live Video

Instagram is the social media where user is allowed to post photos and videos. Instagram is all about being updated. So, Instagram had added a feature of going live from the moment and adding photos for 24 hours. The live video is also last for only 24 hours. Though Instagram can be used from both hand devices and website. But using website for Instagram doesn’t allow users to post photos and videos, so, it is obvious that going Live Video is from Mobile phones.

To start Instagram live video, you will need to install your Instagram mobile app and open it. You can follow these steps:

  1. You need to download and install the Instagram app properly in your mobile phone. You will need to open the app on your mobile phone. The app has the icon of a rainbow color camera lens. After you open the app you will see the home screen of your Instagram account.
  2. In the home screen, you will see a camera icon again on the top left corner of the screen. You need to tap on that and your mobile phone’s camera will open. You need to access your camera to be used by Instagram, if it is first time.
    Instahram Home
  3. There on the bottom of the screen, you will see the options of that camera. You can upload Normal, Boomerang, Rewind, Hands-free camera for short videos and live video. To go live you need to swipe that options to text “live” by swiping form left to right. You can even touch on the text.
    insagram camerastart Instagram Live Video
  4. You will see some text and a button above the live text. The button “Start Live Video” is what you need to tap on to start. You can swap your camera by taping on the icon right to the button.
  5. After you tap on the button, it will check for your connection is strong or not. After checking the video will be live in count down of 3. You can even swap the camera in the middle of the live video.
  6. To end you need to tap on text “End” on top right corner. Then it will ask to share that video for 24 hour or to discard. By sharing, the other users who weren’t available when you are live can see them later but for under 24 hours.
  7. You can also start another live videos from same place for next time. You can delete the video from the 24 hour stories before being 24 hours.

See who unfollowed you on Instagram

Instagram is a photo sharing app which allowed a user to upload photos and videos. There you can follow other profiles and other can follow you as well. There you can unfollow a profile and others can unfollow you as well. The bad thing of Instagram is it never tells you who it was and when it happened. So you might want to know the profile who followed you. There is third party things like soft over the internet which can help you tell this.

To see who unfollowed you on Instagram, you can follow these steps:

  1. First go and open a browser of your computer. There you can open any search engine that is familiar to you like google which is popular search engine. You can open google with help of this google, you can search for the links and sites to check unfollowed users on Instagram.
  2. There are many third party site to check these things. Some are listed as: Unfollowgram, InstaFollow, Statusbrew and many more. Note that the InstaFollow is app for the iOS devices. And Statusbrew can be used in Facebook and Twitter as well. Even other social network profiles.
  3. So, taking any one site form the examples: it is Statusbrew. You can open the site using this As soon as you open the page, you will see some buttons and tabs.You will see login button in the right top corner.
    See who unfollowed you on Instagram
  4. But first you need to Sign up and you get that button in the middle of the page.You need to click on the “Get started for Free” button and a page will open where you need to choose the “Sign up with Instagram” button which is at last.
  5. If your browser has already logged in your Instagram then you just need to give authorize by clicking on the “Authorize” button.If not logged in then, a tab will open where you need to login with your Instagram account.Typing your Username and password in the respective area and clicking in the “Log in” button will sign in.
  6. After that, you will be asked to add some Social Accounts as well. But you can skip it for now by clicking on the text “Skip for now>>”. Then in the next page, you need to fill some blanks with your data.
  7. You need to enter your Email address in the first blank and then first and last name in the second and third blank respectively. Then you also need to enter apassword and confirm that password by re-typing.
  8. You will get some options but the only thing you need is to get ticked on the small box given by re CAPTCHA which is security software and it proves you are not robot by ticking on it.
  9. After that, you need to click on the text “I’m all set” at bottomright side. After that a page will open where you can see many things. Form the left side, you will see some tabs, there you need to click on the “Audience” tab. then in the same you need to scroll down a little.
  10. There you will see two buttons where option can be choose. Form the first area, you need to choose the “New unfollowers”. Then you will be shown how many have unfollowed you in the choose time.

Unfortunately you will be not able to see the names of these profiles because you have tried a free account.You need to upgrade it to premium to check the names.