Does Facebook Notify Screenshots?

Does Facebook notify Screenshot
Does Facebook Notify Screenshots?


Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms that is used by over 2 billion users. The team of Facebook analyzes that it has more than 2 billion user traffic every day. This is the platform where you can post various forms of content and also interact with people from your country or another country.


This is one of the most embarrassing things that you are using a platform for a very long time and now it notifies the user when you take a screenshot. Typically it notifies you when you take screenshots of someone’s chat and stories.

Other social media platforms notify screenshots to the user which are Instagram and Snapchat. We are considering that Facebook owns Instagram and it leaves the question of whether Facebook notifies their user when someone takes a screenshot or not.

Also the Company close the option of Facebook live shopping on October 1, 2022. Many owners and person go live and hosting a live shopping on this app are no longer done thta.


In this article, we will look at and analyze whether Facebook notices screenshots or not. And discuss some other important things regarding this topic.

Does Facebook indeed notify screenshots?

The answer to this question is yes or no I will tell you the reason why I am saying this. Many people didn’t get a notification when they are using this platform and take a screenshot.

Let’s suppose you search someone’s profile and go to his pictures and profile and you took many screenshots of his pictures if he activates his profile picture guard you won’t be able to take a screenshot. But if he didn’t activate the guard he didn’t get notified if you take screenshots of his pictures. 


We will discuss the profile picture guard later in this topic. While on the other hand, if you take screenshots of someone’s chat messages on messenger when using the encryption message feature he will get notified that you take a screenshot. So, this is the reason why I said that the answer is yes or no maybe.

A few times back Facebook introduce a brand new encrypted messages feature on their app. The purpose of this feature is that it allows you to send encrypted messages to each other. The messages will disappear after a certain period but if you take a screenshot of that chat before getting disappearing the user will get notified. The feature is for that businessman and persons who want an extreme level of privacy on this app.

How to use this encrypted messages feature?

How to use this encrypted messages feature?

The encrypted message service is only the area where you take screenshots and the other user get notifications. So, we are going to tell you how you can use this service. The feature is only available on IOs and Android.

Follow these points to use this feature.

  • First of all log in to your Facebook messenger by entering your email and password.
  • There is a new message icon on the top right side of your screen which looks like a pen or notepad select that option.
  • You have to type the padlock icon which is appearing on the right screen of the screen. In that result, the slider will display as green.
  • Now, you have to select the person whom with you chat and then send a message.
  • You have to insure that when you select the contact for a chat then you see the message “calls and messages are end-to-end-encryption”.
  • After seeing the message now send the message.

How to enable the profile picture guard option.

How to enable the profile picture guard option.
  1. Open the Facebook app and click on your profile icon.
  2. Tap on your profile picture and you will see an option “Turn on profile guard”.
  3. Click on that option and eventually, the guard is enabled on your profile picture.
  4. The profile picture had a shield icon that shows you enable the profile guard on your picture.
  5. The feature will prevent someone to take screenshots of your picture and also save your profile picture.
  6. No one can tag you on your profile picture except your friends.

Taking Screenshots of Stories:

If you think that taking a screenshot of someone’s story will get notify him or her then you are wrong. We are happy to say that feel free to take screenshots of someone’s story because Facebook didn’t get notified the user.

Taking Screenshots of Profile Picture:

If you like someone’s profile picture and you want to take a screenshot then feel free to take it. Because Facebook didn’t get notified the user that someone take a screenshot of their picture. But if the person enables a profile guard on his or her picture then you won’t be able to take a screenshot or even save that.

Taking Screenshot of Chats on Facebook Messenger:

Now, this is the feature on which someone gets notified when taking a screenshot of the messages. There are two situations, one is that you are chatting with someone on simple messenger and the other one is you both are chatting on the new feature messages encryption.

When you take a screenshot on simple messenger it will not get noticed by another person but when you take a screenshot in the new feature it will notify the user that you take a screenshot.

Other Notification on Facebook:

Other Notification on Facebook

If you want to get more notifications from Facebook then there are other things you have to enable from your setting and then you will able to get notification

Things you can enable through your setting:

  • Notification for the post that is uploaded by your friend
  • For likes and comments
  • For upcoming events
  • Birthday Notification
  • Friend request notification
  • Notification for tags

If you don’t know how to enable these notifications then follow these steps.

Enable these notifications through the web browser:

  1. Log in to your Facebook account
  2. There is a downward arrow on the right-hand side of your screen click on it.
  3. Scroll down the menu and select settings and privacy then click on settings.
  4. See on your sidebar menu select notifications.
  5. Now you can see all the options that you want to get notifications. You can enable the option you want and disable those options which you wont.

Enable notifications by your mobile app:

  1. Open the Facebook App and log in to your account.
  2. There are three lines on the right side of your screen click on it
  3. Scroll down and click on settings and privacy then click on setting
  4. After that click on the Profile setting
  5. Now you can see the Notification setting below click on it

This is all, you can see many options that will notify you. Enable these options which you get notified and disable those which you didn’t get notified.

There is another feature Facebook Business Suite that is introduces a time back by the company. The purpose of the feature is to allow business owner to amke their profile of business and create a scedule time for the post.


One of the best popular social media apps will notify their user when someone takes a screenshot. Like the other app Snapchat and Instagram Facebook are doing the same. The team introduces the encryption message feature and if you are using this feature you will get notified if someone takes a screenshot.

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