Generally, viewing someone’s Instagram Stories is noticed by that person (account) if he opens that story’s viewer list. But, there are several ways through which you can anonymously watch an Instagram Story. Some of these tricks are mentioned in this guide on how to watch Instagram Stories Anonymously.
Tricks to Watch Instagram Stories Anonymously (2023)
Instagram is considered to be one of the best social media platforms that people use to socialize with their friends and famous personalities. People who want to keep track of a trend without being noticed can try these tricks to follow trending topics and stories.
Use a Dummy Account
The best way to view Instagram stories is by creating a dummy account that does not display your name or any detail associated with you. You can easily create a dummy account through this workaround:
- Open the Instagram app on your phone.
- Long press on the Profile icon located in the bottom right corner.
- Tap on “Add Account” in the pop-up window.
- Select “Create new account”.
- Type a suitable username that does not reveal anything about you.
- Create a strong password.
- Tap on “Complete Sign-up”.
- You can skip the steps of “Find Friends” and “Add Photo”.
With this, your dummy account is created and now you can tap on the search icon and search the account by typing the user name or only the name (if it’s a famous personality) and tap on the follow button to view their stories anonymously. You can even switch to your original account by pressing and holding the profile icon and selecting the account (if you have more than two accounts). If you have two accounts then you can switch accounts by simply double-tapping on the profile icon.
If you don’t want to increase your account count on the Instagram app, you can follow these steps to view Instagram stories without creating a dummy account:
- Open the Instagram app and search for the account name and click on the account to open its profile.
- Go to your phone’s quick settings panel.
- Find and tap on the Airplane Mode/ Flight Mode to turn it ON.
Now you can again open Instagram and view the story anonymously.
View Block Trick
If you don’t want to turn on Airplane Mode on your smartphone, you can try using the view-block trick to view stories anonymously. To use this trick, you need to first search the profile in the discover section (Search icon). And then tap on the profile picture to view their stories; after viewing, tap on the username to open their profile, and then click on the three dots on the top-right corner and tap on the “Block” option to block the profile. This action will delete your name from their view list.
Use Third-Party apps
There are many sites that claim to view and download Instagram stories of a public profile. You can use these sites to view an Instagram Story of a person or a personality you don’t want to follow. Some of these apps like Storysaver.net, Tool Zu, and InstaStory Saver work great and also allow their users to download and save that particular story. These apps are a great way to view stories anonymously but at the cost of your privacy.
These are some tips and tricks you can use to view Instagram Stories anonymously. If you want to view a post on Instagram without an account, here is a guide on How to View an Instagram post without an IG account.