Answered: Does iMessage Notify When You Screenshot?

What to Know

  • Does iMessage notify when you screenshot? The answer is no.
  • You can safely take screenshots of your messages without the other person knowing.
  • However, if read receipts are enabled, the other person will know when you open their messages.

Many modern social media apps now include a feature that will notify you if someone takes a screenshot of your conversation or of a photo or video that you sent. So it makes sense to be wary about taking screenshots of your iMessage conversations. Is that caution warranted? Does iMessage notify when you screenshot? Find out below!

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Does iMessage Notify When You Screenshot?

Thinking about snapping a quick screenshot of your iMessage conversation, but you’re not sure if the other person will know? Well, if you’ve stumbled upon this article searching for the answer, you’ve come to the right place. The answer is no; iMessage does not send any notifications when someone takes a screenshot of a conversation. So if you wish to share a funny text or a meme that a friend sent you, feel free to screenshot away.

Keep in mind that if you have read receipts enabled, other iMessage users will still be able to see if you have opened their messages or not. If you are wondering how to tell if someone read your text on iPhone, you can only do this if the other person has read receipts turned on. For more iMessage tips and tricks, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter.

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  • Can iPhone users see when you screenshot texts? No, iPhone users cannot see when you screenshot texts. However, if you use read receipts, they will know when you opened their messages. If you are using an Android phone or have iMessage disabled, others will not know when you open their messages.
  • Does Messenger notify when you screenshot? No, Facebook Messenger will not notify the other person if you take a screenshot.
  • Do iPhone users know when you screenshot on Instagram? Like Facebook and iMessage, Instagram does not notify users if you take screenshots of their stories, posts, or direct messages.
  • Why can't I see pictures on iMessage? If images or videos are not showing up in iMessage and just see a Tap to Download button instead, there may be an issue with your network connection. Our article on what to do when Tap to Download is not working offers a few fixes that might work for you.
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Rhett Intriago

Rhett Intriago is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, offering his expertise in all things iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. He enjoys writing on topics related to maintaining privacy in a digital world, as well as iPhone security. He’s been a tech enthusiast all his life, with experiences ranging from jailbreaking his iPhone to building his own gaming PC.

Despite his disdain for the beach, Rhett is based in Florida. In his free time, he enjoys playing the latest games, spoiling his cats, or discovering new places with his wife, Kyla.