Instagram is one of the most popular social networks today with more than one billion monthly users. There is almost no person who has not encountered Instagram in one way or another. One of the reasons Instagram is so popular is the ability to post a photo or video as an Instagram Story post that disappears after 24 hours.
If you are an Instagram user or just like to follow the news on that social platform, then you are surely familiar with the fact that the user who posted the Story can see who viewed it. Generally speaking, this is not a problem, but occasionally each of us wants to discreetly look at someone’s Instagram story.
There are several different methods by which it is possible to “secretly” view someone’s Instagram Story, although not all methods are equally successful.
Three ways to view Instagram Story anonymously:
1. Turn on airplane mode on your mobile phone
Open the Instagram app so that the latest posts and stories are preloaded. Then turn on airplane mode, view the Story you want to view. Finally, close the app before returning to regular mode on your phone so the app doesn’t register that you’ve viewed said Instagram Story.
This method is effective because it allows anonymous viewing of followers’ Story posts, not just public open profiles, although many are skeptical of this method because there is no way to check whether the app has registered a Story view or not.
2. Use an alternative account
Some users decide to create a second anonymous account on Instagram precisely because of the need to discreetly view certain content.
Another anonymous account will allow you to view Instagram Story posts without people knowing who you are. This method is extremely effective when it comes to viewing public and open Instagram profiles.
However, the drawback of this method is that you have to be friends with the person whose Story you want to view if it is a private Instagram account.
3. Websites that allow anonymous browsing of Instagram Story posts and profiles
There are numerous apps and websites that supposedly allow you to view someone’s Instagram Story posts anonymously, without the need to log in. Many of these sites are not particularly secure, and some do not even work, so use them at your own risk. Stories Down, Anon IG Viewer and iStories are just a few of them…
However, if you still want to try this method as well, in the test we conducted, the iStories website successfully viewed a public account’s Story without notifying the user of the view. All you have to do is enter the account name on the home page to see all of that user’s available Story posts.
However, it should be noted that the site only allows viewing of public accounts and cannot access Story posts of private locked profiles.