Tricks to Screenshot Facebook Story without Letting them Know

We live in a world of social media, where we are surrounded by thousands of apps every single day. We are not aware of our privacy on those apps, many allow you to take a screenshot of someone’s stories and posts and many apps don’t give such allowance. Thus, it becomes really important to look after our privacy on all of these apps. Therefore, here we will talk about how you can screenshot Facebook story safely without the other person knowing. Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms with an approximate of 2 billion active users. Facebook provides many interesting features, one of them is putting up a story about our whereabouts and that story stays for 24 hours on our account and anyone using this platform can see our story before it disappears.

If we talk about other apps, such as Instagram and Snapchat, Instagram does tell if someone screenshots a picture sent to another person through chats but it has no feature which notifies you if someone takes a screenshot of your story. But Snapchat, on the other side, sends a notification if a person takes a screenshot of an image sent to another in chats and also when someone takes a screenshot of that picture from their story. Now we don’t know if we can screenshot Facebook story or not!

Thus, a question arises, “Does Facebook Notify The Screenshot Of Facebook Story Taken By Some Other Account?”, Let’s find out the answer to this question.

Does Facebook Notify You If Someone Takes A Screenshot Of Your Facebook Story?

The answer to this question is a big NO. Facebook, does not notify you if you take a screenshot of a Facebook story. Thus, anyone having a Facebook account can easily screenshot Facebook story from their Android or iOS phones or your PC. On Snapchat, the user is notified if you take a screenshot of someone’s story but unfortunately, Facebook has not introduced any such feature yet, Facebook has no such feature which lets its users know if anyone takes a screenshot of their stories or posts. Thus, there was your answer to your question.

But Facebook provides Privacy Concerns for their user where a user can limit the number of people who are allowed to see their story, and thus, no other person will be able to see that story. To know more about how to restrict other users from seeing your Facebook story, read on. And if you don’t know how to take a screenshot from your mobile phones or laptop then, scroll to the bottom to read about that.

Privacy Concerns Of Facebook

If you want only your friends or selected people from your account to see your Facebook story then we would suggest you follow the following steps to set up your Privacy:

Open your Facebook App and head to Menu (an icon with three bars)

  1. Scroll down the menu and click on “SETTINGS AND PRIVACY”.
  2. A drop-down menu will occur on the screen, now click on “PRIVACY SHORTCUTS”.
  3. As you will click on privacy shortcuts, a new page will open up, here select the “See more privacy settings” under PRIVACY column.
  4. Now a whole Privacy Settings page will open up, go to Your Activity and click on “Who Can See Your Stories?”.
  5. Now either select ‘Friends’, if you want only your Facebook friends to see your stories or else, choose ‘Custom’, where you can yourself select from your friends whom you want to see your story.

And in this manner, you can protect your account from outside people, who are not known to you from seeing your Facebook Stories. We hope, that this information becomes helpful to you in protecting your account from unknown people. As it is really important in today’s world that we keep a regular check on our privacy. As many of the people do not like an open intrusion in their personal lives.

If you don’t know how to screenshot Facebook story then keep reading, we will tell you how you can take a screenshot from your Android/iOS mobile phones or from your PC.

How To Take A Screenshot Of Someone’s Facebook Story?

Under this topic, we will guide you on how you can take a screenshot Facebook story of other accounts through your mobile phones (Android/iOS) or your laptop or PC:

Android Mobile Phones

In most of the android mobile phones, screenshot can be taken, using power button and volume down button together. As soon as you will press them at the same time as shown in the below-given image, a screenshot will be taken of your present screen.

iOS Devices

For iOS devices, you need to use the home button and the power button together to take a screenshot of the present screen, use the given below instructions to take a screenshot on your iOS device.

Windows Or Mac Computers

On Mac computers, you will have to use certain keys to take a screenshot such as, command+ shift key + 3 (as shown in the below picture), and using this combination you can easily screenshot Facebook story from your Mac computers.

On Windows, press Windows key + Prtsc key from the keyboard (as shown in the given picture), this way you can use this combination of keys on your Windows computers to take a screenshot of someone’s Facebook story.


Thus we have provided with every useful information on Facebook’s privacy policy and covered how you can take screenshot of others’ stories. As we said, Facebook has no such features which let you know if someone has taken a screenshot of your story or not. Although this feature should be introduced to increase the privacy of its users, for now, we don’t have any such update in the Facebook app.

Thus, you can screenshot Facebook story of anyone’s account or posts or messages and they won’t get a notification for this. We hope we have covered all the useful information and cleared all your doubts in our article.

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