If you look at some Instagram stories, your name will appear in the list of people who have seen it. But sometimes you might want to watch stories anonymously for some reason. Fortunately, there are some secret hacks you can try for this, depending on whether the person’s profile is private or public. How to show Instagram stories without them knowing.
How to show someone’s private Instagram story Anonymous
Note: This method only works if you follow the person.
Step 1. To open Instagram app on iPhone.
Step 2. At the top you will see all the stories. (See the image below, and then read this step to the end before implementing).
In the picture there are two stories: one is from the person whose story you want to see without telling them. The second story is from another 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 timeline at the top stops moving.
Step 3. Now, without releasing the touch from the screen, start moving your finger to the right side very slowly. You will now begin to see the person’s story.
Do not drop the touch. When you have seen almost their entire story, swipe your finger to the left and leave the touch when you are on the other person’s story.
What we did above is basically take a look at history. You may not see the entire hundred percent area of the story, but you do get a pretty relevant look.
When you go out of the stories completely, you will see that the ring is still colorful around the person’s profile picture, which further confirms that you will not yet see their story officially.
How to show someone’s public Instagram story without them knowing
To view the history of a person whose Instagram account is public, follow the steps below.
Step 1. See and note the user’s username. (Touch and hold the person’s thumbnail of the story. A popup will appear at the bottom of the screen. Here you can see the full username. You can also tap Show profile to see the full username).
Step 2. Go to StoryInsta.com in your browser (on your phone or computer) and enter the username of the account there, then tap search.
Step 3. Scroll down (previous highlights, etc.). You will see the Instagram history of the account. 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. If there are multiple stories, you will see them all listed there.
This method is useful if you want to see the history of an account that has blocked you (as long as the account is public).
So this is how you can see stories about private as well as public Instagram accounts without the person knowing. These were simple methods. But if you want to take things at 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 as you normally do, and then immediately block the person. Do not unblock the person within the next 24 hours (the duration of a story remains visible). If the story you saw is accidentally saved as a highlight, it may remain online for one year. So if you block your account next year, they will know you saw their story! I told you at the beginning that this is a crazy method!
You can also try using apps like Story Saver for Android. On iOS, such apps are usually removed as soon as they gain some popularity.
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