Jan Koum, the CEO of WhatsApp announced that the next version of the application is going to include the option of being notified if someone screenshots your conversation. This is an option requested by a lot of users lately, and according to him “after all these years, we’ve reached the conclusion to add it”.
“The functioning is simple, just like the blue tick: You will have the option activated by default. If it’s checked, you’ll be notified if someone screenshots your conversation, and others will be notified if you screenshot theirs. If it’s unchecked, no one gets notified”, stated Koum. - According to a report on 8Shit.net
But it is highly likely that this is fake news. We scanned through official Whatsapp blog to find any such announcement, but we didn’t find any.
Such faking news is not uncommon. Last year, Instagram users got worried after reading reports that other users will be notified when they take a screenshot of their photos.
Instagram later clarified that there was no truth in such reports