Instagram stories have this serious disadvantage (or advantage – depending on who you ask) of always revealing who has watched the story we have made available. While this is excellent news for the accounts owner, it’s not as good for the other users. However, there is a way to get around it and view any Instagram story without the user knowing about it and without following them. Although the method takes some time, it is undoubtedly an effective solution to the problem of staying anonymous while browsing through Instagram.
How many times did one of us want to see someone else’s story on Instagram, but didn’t want the author to know about it? There are certainly many of us in this group. Instead of setting up fake accounts, it’s better and faster to do it differently. Someone who was clearly in similar need has created a site that gives us a preview of any story on Instagram anonymously.
How To Secretly Watch Instagram Stories
By far the quickest way to view any story on Instagram anonymously and without following is to visit the Instagram Story Viewer, enter the username of the person whose story you’d like to see and choose their profile from the list of users displayed on the screen. After clicking on the correct profile, you’ll be able to view all of their stories anonymously. You can even download them if you’d like. It’s worth mentioning that this method also works on Android and iOs. The only condition is that the profile of the person sharing the story is not set as private.
Does this method of watching Insta Stories without leaving a trace, while being fully anonymous sounds terrifying? It might for some people. This way, you too, as an Instagram user, expose yourself to the presence of unwanted third party users on your profile. Of course, social media is used to publish individual photos and document events in your life, but are you sure you want our ex-boyfriend, for example, or a former friend to watch what’s going on your profile without you ever knowing? Nevertheless, this website is a good tool for shy people. Thanks to it you can watch your crush without worrying that she will realize that you are keeping an eye on her. If you’re one of these people then you might also be interested in our guide to viewing private Instagram profiles without following.
Why Would Someone Need To Do That?
There is many reasons why someone would want to view Instagram stories privately and they aren’t always as evil as you might think. The usual method of doing it by creating a second, anonymous profile on IG takes quite a bit of time and effort. That’s why it’s easier to do it by using the story viewer mentioned above.
One of the most common reasons is that people like to check out their crush or ex without them knowing about it. You might want to check if they are okay and how their life is progressing, but you might not want to them to think that you care too much. It might make you look creepy, like a stalker. Perhaps they might get scared off and block you, or make their profile private in which case it won’t be as easy to see their account.
Other people might be getting abused or bullied by someone and want to verify if it’s true by looking at their story anonymously. There is also the content creators who might want to check someone’s profile to make sure that their content is not being copied without permission. Doing it anonymously saves them a lot of hassle.