How to See Someone’s Instagram Story Secretly

Instagram is a unique social media platform with many unconventional features such as reels or stories.

All of these unique features add to the people’s amazement, making them register for the social media platform. If you have been using Instagram and you intend on looking at someone’s stories without them knowing about this then read this article till the end.

Ideally, when a user is looking at another user’s Instagram story their view will count towards the story view list.

However, in this particular article, we have specially curated some ways through which you can look at someone’s Instagram stories without them knowing about it.

Using the Swipe Back Trick to Look at Instagram Stories

If you want to look at someone’s Instagram story without actually letting them know about it then you can possibly utilise the swipe back trick, which can be quite a bit useful in these circumstances.

You can follow the steps mentioned below to use this trick.

  • Open the Instagram application and then tap on the profile icon of the person whose story you wish to view in the story section which appears on the top of the application.
  • Once the person’s story has been viewed by you, the next thing you need to do is tap and open the story of the next person immediately.
  • You need to hold your finger on the opened story and then make a back swipe without releasing your finger at all.
  • Through this process, you can have a look at the Instagram story of the intended person. One point to note is that you are required to not leave your finger on the screen or your view will be counted as an official view in the story.
  • Through this process, you can have successfully looked at a person’s story without the person knowing about it.
  • One important point to note is that this method only works for images, if a user has posted a video on the story then this trick won’t be applicable.

Creating an Anonymous Instagram Account

The best way to look at someone’s stories on Instagram secretly without them knowing about is to make an anonymous account on Instagram and then follow them to view the stories.

You can follow the steps mentioned below to create an Instagram account.

  • Open the Instagram application on the respective phone and then long-press the profile icon which is present on the bottom right corner of the app screen.

See Someones Instagram Story Secretly

  • Now tap on the add account option and then press the create new account option.
  • Now type on your choice of the username for the new Instagram profile.
  • Enter a strong password of your preference for the new Instagram profile.
  • Finally, you need to fill up your details such as your Birthday and then tap on the Complete Sign Up button in order to finish the set-up of your new Instagram account.
  • Once your account creation process is done you can add your profile picture and then follow the profile of the person whose story you intend on looking at.
  • Visit their profile and press the follow button in order to view their stories.
  • You can easily switch between the accounts by just long pressing the profile icon which is present on the bottom of the app screen.

Using the View-Block Trick

This is a unique way of watching the complete story of a user on Instagram. The basic idea of this trick is that you can watch the story of a person on Instagram and then later block them.

Blocking the targeted profile will ensure that your profile does not appear on the view count on their story view count.

Once you have watched their respective stories you can easily unblock their stories and then follow them again to miss any future stories.

You can follow the steps mentioned below to use the trick:

  • Open the Instagram Application and then tap on the story of the person and view it without hassles.
  • Once you have viewed the story, you need to tap on the username to open the Instagram profile of the person.
  • Tap on the three-dot icon which is present in the top right corner of the application and then tap on the block option.

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  • You can now confirm your actions by pressing the Block button.
  • Once you have successfully blocked the person, you will be effectively removed from their story view list.

Using Third-Party Applications

There are a lot of good third-party websites or applications, such as Storistalkr, which let you watch the Instagram stories of a particular Instagram user.


One imperative point to understand while using a third-party application is that you can only view the story of a public profile through Instagram using this particular method, and the stories of a private account would not be visible through these other third-party platforms.

Read: 10 Best Story Saver Apps for Instagram (Android/iOS)

Using Airplane Mode to See Stories

One of the easiest methods to secretly watch an Instagram story is to turn the aeroplane mode of your phone on your phone and then easily watch the story.

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The essence of this idea is that Instagram pre-downloads the stories and their data when the device gets connected to a strong Instagram account.

Once you have turned on aeroplane mode, all the further actions which include sending someone a message or making a post will be prohibited due to a lack of data connection.

You will be able to do so only once your internet connection has been restored on your phone.

These are some of the ways through which you can easily view stories secretly on your phone without letting the other user know about them.

You can also use chrome extensions on your computer or your laptop in order to view the Instagram stories without being noticed at all. There are a lot of chrome extensions that you can use to your benefit.

Dhruv Thakker is an aspiring lawyer. He is a sports enthusiast and likes watching F1, Football and Reading in his free time.


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