After a trial period of a few months, Instagram has decided to halt the introduction of screenshot notifications. Announced in February, IG gave select users notifications when users screenshotted their story, a feature similar to Snapchat. Those who were given the feature reportedly received a warning that said "next time you take a screenshot or screen recording, the person who posted the story will be able to see it." Though they originally planned to roll out the feature to all users eventually, the company has decided they will no longer go ahead with the feature, as they told Buzzfeed this week. Instagram has not supplied a reason for the cancellation at this time.

There are a few changes coming to Instagram in the near future. It has been reported that the video length on the platform will be extended to one hour, and that a new shopping feature is on the way. 

Instagram stories were first introduced in August 2016. At the time, IG was accused of stealing the idea from Snapchat. Snapchat has also been experimenting with new features, including a layout introduced earlier this year that tested badly with it's audience. In March, they announced that users would be able to tag one another in posts with a new update.