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Does Someone Know If I Save Their Instagram Photo? The App Lets You Privately Save Posts


Instead of taking a screenshot of a post you like, Instagram recently rolled a new feature that lets you save the posts you know you’ll want to see again. It’s the perfect feature for those who have gotten so far into the explore page and know they won’t be able to find that hilarious meme again. Or if they've found themselves 112 weeks or so deep into someone’s photos and they're afraid someone will find out if they take a screenshot of their posts. But, some may be wondering, though, if someone is alerted if you save their Instagram photo so you never have to take a screenshot again.

Instagram stalkers are in luck because the new feature allows you to privately save posts for later visiting. In the app, you’ll now see a new bookmark tab underneath posts in your feed, which will be on the bottom right corner. So if you decide you’d like to save the post, simply tap it and it will be added to a private tab on your profile.

When you decide you want to revisit the post, tap the profile icon on the bottom right corner of the app and from there you will be able to see all of the posts you’ve saved, which are only visible to you and no one will be notified that you’ve saved them, according to Instagram.


"When you stumble upon a funny video you want to remember, a new outfit you like or even inspiration for an upcoming vacation, you can now keep track of favorite posts right from your profile," Instagram wrote in an announcement on Dec. 14. "When you save someone's post, they're not able to tell that you've saved it."

Until the social media platform unveiled this feature — a concept similar to Pinterest, the content sharing site that allows members to "pin" images and videos — Mashable reported that many of its users had to either screenshot posts or send them to themselves to revisit the photos and videos they wanted to see again.


"One of the awesome things that our community is doing is discovering a lot of things particularly around interest-based inspiration whether that's food, fashion or beauty," Instagram product manager Ashley Yuki told Mashable.

Yuki added that saving posts "can often be a very personal experience," so it will be a private feature for the time being. But, of course, with all social media apps in the tech world, that is subject to change.

At the moment, Instagram users are free to save any and all posts they'd like and no one will be notified that you may have been looking at your best friend's ex's weddings photos, or just that amazing DIY project you can't wait to try. Whatever the reason, you're able to save those posts privately.