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How to check who viewed your Instagram Highlights (2024)

During my trips, I love capturing every moment on my Instagram Stories and saving them as Highlights. But, like many of you, I frequently get the urge to check who has viewed them. It can be frustrating that Instagram doesn’t show the viewer list for IG Highlights after 48 hours of publishing. If you’ve experienced this same issue, don’t worry!

In this article, I’ll show you how to check who viewed your Instagram Highlights on your iPhone as well as how you can check who viewed it after 48 hours.

How to check who viewed your Instagram Highlights on iPhone

  1. Open the Instagram app. 
  2. Tap your profile photo at the bottom.
  3. Select a highlight.

    Tap your profile, choose a saved story in instagram
  4. Tap Activity.  
  5. Check the total number of views and a list of your IG Story Highlight viewer.

    Tap activity, check the viewers of your story

Interestingly, if any profile has reacted to your Highlight, you will see a small heart icon on their profile photo.

Also, you can send messages to viewers by tapping the messenger icon next to their profiles. If you want to view their profile or hide your story, tap the three-dot icon next to their name and select Block or Hide Your Story.

Here the only problem is you can’t see the viewers’ count after 48 hours. It’s really frustrating for creators like me as we can’t check the exposure of the Story content. So, I have tried and tested a few methods and found a way to check who viewed my Instagram Highlights after 48 hours.

How to check who viewed your Instagram Highlights after 48 hours

Instagram automatically removes the list of viewers when your Instagram highlight has exceeded the time limit of 48 hours from the moment it was uploaded.

However, there’s another way to get the analytics of your Instagram Highlights. You need to turn your profile into a professional account.

  1. Open Instagram → go to your profile.
  2. Tap the hamburger icon → Tap Settings and privacy.
  3. Scroll down to Account type and tools.
  4. Select Switch to professional account.

    Go to settings and privacy, account type and tools, professional accounts in instagram
  5. Tap Continue.
  6. Choose your account category and tap Done.
  7. Select OK to approve the conversion.

    Tap continue, select category, tap ok in instagram
  8. Wait until Instagram sets up your profile.
  9. Choose Creator and tap Next → OK.

    Choose creator option, press continue and ok in instagram
  10. Follow the on-screen prompts.
  11. Now open any Highlight, and you will see Story Insights.

Though the insights don’t provide viewer lists and view counts, you can check the reach means the unique number of accounts who have seen the story at least once. Also, the insights show who has liked your story and engagements. If you boost the story, you can get more in-depth analytics.

Note: Besides this method, Instagram management tools like Buffer, Sprout Social, etc., help to view your Instagram highlights views and activities.

Can I see who viewed my Instagram Story that I posted in Highlights after 24 Hours?

Yes. By default, Instagram saves your stories to archives after they disappeared. But stories added to the Highlights remain visible forever and show the views count for the next 48 hours of publishing. Also, if you have a professional account, you can check the impressions (number of times the story is played).

Can I see Instagram Highlight Stories without the poster knowing?

You can’t watch the Highlight stories secretly within the 48 hours timespan as Instagram records the viewers’ count. But after that, the poster will not know you’ve watched it. There’s also a hack to view Instagram Stories anonymously.

Will I know if someone takes a screenshot of my Instagram highlights?

There is currently no feature that informs you if someone has taken a screenshot of your highlights. Also, you will not be alerted if someone watches your Instagram highlights.

Can I view someone’s Instagram Highlights Story without following them?

Yes. If the account is public, you can see their highlights. Only for a private account do you need to first follow them. Once the following request is approved, you can watch the stories.

Happy Instagramming!

I hope now you know how to check who viewed your Instagram highlights. While Instagram does not provide an official feature to check who viewed your Highlights, these workarounds can help you get this information. If you have any questions, you may comment below.

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  • Ava

    Ava is a die-hard Apple aficionado and seasoned writer with a knack for breaking down complex tech concepts into easily digestible content. Having honed her writing and editing skills over 3 years at renowned media houses like TechBurner, Ava crafts informative and engaging articles including troubleshooting guides, product reviews, editorials at iGeeksBlog. When not typing, you can find her exploring the latest Apple releases or pondering the future of tech innovation.

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