Do you want to view someone’s Instagram Story secretly? Officially there is no way to do so, but there are some tricks that we can use. These hacks are straightforward to perform and hardly take a minute. You may like to anonymously watch the story of your ex-lover or your office senior etc. I do not know what your reasons are, but if you would like to secretly watch someone’s private or public Instagram story without them knowing, here are some ways to do so.
After you use one of the methods mentioned here, the person won’t know that you, too, were among the people who saw their Instagram story.
How to View Someone’s Instagram Story Without them Knowing
- How to Watch Someone’s Private Instagram Story Anonymously
- How to View Someone’s Public Instagram Story Without letting them know
Watch Someone’s Private Instagram Story Anonymously
Note: This method only works if you follow the person.
Step #1. Open the Instagram app on your iPhone.
In the picture, there are two stories: one is from the person whose story you want to see without letting them know. The second story is from some other person whose story happens to be the next in order.
So tap on the story of another person. Now immediately touch on the left side of the screen. You will see that the time bar on top stops moving.
Do not release your touch. After you have seen almost whole of their story, swipe your finger to the left and leave the touch when you are on the other person’s story.
When you go out of stories altogether, you will see that the ring is still colorful around that person’s profile picture, which further confirms that you are yet to see their story officially.
View Someone’s Public Instagram Story Without Letting them Know
If you want to look at the story of a person whose Instagram account is public, follow the steps below.
Step #1. See and take note of that account’s username. (Touch and hold on the person’s story thumbnail. A pop-up from the bottom of the screen will appear. Here you can see the full username. You may also tap on View Profile to see the full username).
Step #2. Go to StoryInsta.com in your browser (on phone or computer) and type the account’s username there and then tap on search.
Step #3. Scroll down (past Highlights etc.). You will see the account’s Instagram story. Below the story, there is also a Save button to download it. If the story has a video, you will also see a Play/Pause button. In case there are multiple stories, you will see all of them listed there.
So this is how you can see stories of private as well as public Instagram accounts without the person knowing. Now, these were straightforward methods. But if you would like to take things on the crazier level, another way is to make a “Finsta,” which stands for Fake Instagram Account.
Another equally crazy way is to see the story like you usually do and then immediately block that person. Do not unblock the person for the next 24 hours (the time duration a story stays visible). Also, if by chance the story you saw is saved as highlight, then it can stay online for one year. So if you unblock that account for the next one year, they will know that you saw their story! I told you in the beginning that this is a crazy method!
You may also try using apps like Story Saver for Android. On iOS such apps are usually removed as soon as they gain some popularity.
You would like to read these posts as well:
- How to Save Instagram Stories on Your iPhone
- How to Download Instagram Photos and Videos to iPhone Camera Roll
- How to Unsend an Instagram Message on iPhone and Android
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