Does Facebook Notify When You Screenshot A Story? (Answered)

Timothy Mark
Timothy Mark - Writer & Editor
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Are you a Facebook user who would like to screenshot your friends’ stories, but don’t know if the person knows?

Do you find yourself asking whether Facebook notify when you screenshot a story?

And if you’re still wondering if you can see if someone has screenshotted your story, this article will show you everything you need to know.

In this article, you’ll know whether Facebook notifies you when you screenshot a story or when others screenshot your story.

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Does Facebook Notify You When You Screenshot A Story?

Unlike social media like Snapchat, Facebook does not notify the person when you screenshot a story. It also doesn’t notify you when someone takes a screenshot of your story.

The only social media platform known to notify a user when screenshots of their stories are taken is Snapchat.

With Facebook, there is no notification when you take a screenshot, or when someone screenshots your story.

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How To Screenshot A Story On Facebook

It is quite simple to screenshot a story on Facebook, whether you use an Android or an iPhone.

For Android

With an Android device, all you have to do is simultaneously press the power button and the volume down button.

This instantly takes a screenshot of whatever appears on the screen at the moment you are taking the screenshot.

In this case, that would be the Facebook story that you would like to screenshot. Open the story and tap press the power button and the volume down button to screenshot.

For iPhone  

It is quite similar to the process on Android. All you need to do is simultaneously press the power off and the volume up buttons to take a screenshot  

From then on you, can edit the screenshot as you like. You can decide to crop it, circle or highlight things on it, or share it with friends afterward.

Some Facebook users believe that being able to freely take screenshots and have screenshots taken of your stories isn’t interesting anymore.

Without any notification, anyone who views your story can take a screenshot of it and use it as they wish.

Whether it is unethical or not to take screenshots of other people’s stories on Facebook is an issue for another discussion.


Facebook does not notify the person when you screenshot their story. The only known social media platforms to notify about taking screenshots are Snapchat and Messenger app [disappearing message].

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Tell If Someone Takes A Screenshot On Facebook?

No, Facebook does not notify you when someone takes a screenshot of you. So you can’t tell if someone has taken a screenshot or not.

Can Someone Tell If You Take A Screenshot On Facebook?

No, Facebook doesn’t alert someone if you screenshot their post or story on the app. The person can’t know that you’ve screenshotted their story.

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By Timothy Mark Writer & Editor
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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