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How to Watch Someone’s Instagram Story Without Them Knowing

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View Someone's Instagram Story Without Them Knowing
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There are so many unsaid rules on social media that sometimes it can be hard to keep up. For instance, it might be considered invasive or awkward to someone if you view their Instagram story even if you are not close to them or don’t follow them. Since Instagram allows us to check who has viewed our story, it might make things difficult in case you view someone’s story that you shouldn’t have. However, there are ways around this. This article shall discuss the various ways through which you can easily watch someone’s Instagram story without them knowing.

1. Turn On Airplane Mode


The simplest method to watch someone’s Instagram story without them knowing is by turning on the airplane mode on your Android or iOS phone. This is how the method works.

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Log in to your Instagram account.
  3. Refresh your feed once and wait for the stories to load.
  4. Make sure the story thumbnail of the person whose story you want to see is in plain sight.
  5. Turn on airplane mode on your phone.
  6. Go back to Instagram.
  7. Tap on the story of the person.
  8. Exit the app immediately. 
  9. Stop the Instagram app from running in the background.

Since the stories are preloaded on the app before you turn on airplane mode, you can easily view the Instagram story. And, the best part is that your view will not be visible to the person since you watched their story offline.

Also see: How to fix the “Sorry this page isn’t available” error on Instagram.

2. Swipe Back from Next Instagram Story In Line


Another method that you could give a shot is swiping back from the story next to the one that you actually want to view. But, you have to be extremely careful with this method. The following steps might help you with it.

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Log in to your Instagram account.
  3. Refresh your feed once and wait for the stories to load.
  4. Find the story thumbnail of the person whose story you want to view without them knowing.
  5. Tap on the story of the person on the immediate right of that story thumbnail.
  6. Press on the story to pause it.
  7. Swipe slowly in the direction of the story that you actually want to view.
  8. Press and pause when you can see half of each of the two stories. Do NOT swipe all the way.

Using this method, you can take a sneak peek of the story of a person without them knowing. However, there are some limitations of this method.

Limitations of the method:

  1. You can view only the last story of a person.
  2. In case they have added multiple stories, you cannot see all of them. 
  3. You cannot get an idea of their story if it consists of a video. 

Although you cannot completely watch the story using this method, it is still effective in many cases.

3. Use BlindStory App on Android

Through the app BlindStory on Android, it becomes quite easy to view someone’s story without them knowing. Here are the steps you must take to watch someone’s story through the BlindStory app.

  1. Search for the app BlindStory on Google Play StoreBlindStory app on Play Store
  2. Download and install the app. 
  3. Open the app after it is downloaded. Blindstory app to watch Instagram Story
  4. Log in with your Instagram username and password. 
  5. Tap on the thumbnail of the account whose story you want to view without them knowing. BlindStory app preview of stories
  6. Watch their story in secret without fearing that they will find out. 

NOTE: This app allows you to watch only 15 stories for free. If you want to view more stories anonymously after that, you might have to pay for the app. 

4. Use Repost Stories App to Watch Instagram Story on iOS


There is a similar app for users of iOS. That app is called Repost Stories. Through the Repost Stories app, you can watch any of your followers’ or public non-followers stories anonymously.

  1. Download and install the Repost Stories app from the App Store.
  2. Open the app.
  3. Log in to your Instagram account.
  4. Search for the person whose story you want to view.
  5. Go to the Story tab.
  6. View their stories one by one without them knowing. You can also save and repost their stories.

5. View Someone’s Instagram Story Anonymously using Websites


  • storysaver.net

  1. Go to storysaver.net.
  2. Enter the name of the public account whose story you want to view without them knowing. storysaver.net home page
  3. Tap on the Download button.
  4. Checkmark the captcha. 
  5. You can save any of the stories that are displayed as the person will not come to know that you’ve watched and saved their story. Save Instagram story video using storysaver.net

 

  • storiesig.net

  1. Go to storiesig.net.storiesig.net option to watch Instagram story
  2. Enter the name of the public account whose story you want to view without them knowing. 
  3. View the stories as displayed. You can tap to watch the video if the stories have videos. 
  4. You can download any of the stories that are displayed as the person will not come to know that you’ve watched and downloaded their stories.storiesig.net option to download story

 

NOTE: You can use these websites to watch the stories of public accounts only.

6. Using Chrome Extensions to Watch Someone’s Instagram Story


Some of the extensions that you can use to view someone’s Instagram story without them knowing are Chrome IG Story and Stories App for Instagram.

  • Chrome IG Story

  1. Add the Chrome IG Story extension to Chrome.

    Chrome IG Story extension

  2. Log in to your Instagram account.
  3. The extension will be activated as soon as you view someone’s story.

    Watch Instagram Story anonymously using Chrome IG Story extension

 

  • Stories App for Instagram

  1. Add the Stories App for Instagram extension to Chrome.

    Stories App for Instagram extension

  2. Click on the Extensions icon on the right to the address bar on Chrome.
  3. Click on the Stories App for Instagram extension.
  4. Select “Go to Stories” from the two options prompted.

    Go to Stories option for Stories App for Instagram extension

  5. Click on the eye icon next to the name of the person whose story you want to view without them knowing.

    Watch Instagram Story anonymously using Stories App for Instagram extension

 

Conclusion


Viewing someone’s Instagram stories without their knowledge has never been easier. The above-mentioned methods prove that. Since this is a problem many of us deal with, it might be a good idea to share this article with your friends and help them out.

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Howdy, I’m Varun Sharma. I’m an Engineer & Geek. I am a fan of technology, programming, and entrepreneurship. Also, an artist & full entertainer dose by nature.
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