Ever wanted to view an Instagram story without the publisher receiving a notification? Perhaps you’re on bad terms and don’t want to seem like a creep, but you simply NEED to know what content is held in their story. Not to worry – Lion Sourced have put together this article, detailing 4 ways that you can view an IG story without anyone without your username showing on the ‘seen’ list.
An obvious, yet often overlooked method to view a story is by creating an alternative or ‘burner’ account. Typically, these accounts are created with the aid of an anime or art themed profile picture, while some prefer to leave the account completely blank. All you have to do then is login whenever you want to view a story without revealing your primary account.
IMPORTANT: If you do decide to create a burner account for this, or any other reason, make sure you are not falsifying your details or pretending to be someone else. These practices can fall under identity theft, which is of course illegal.
Blocking For 24 Hours
The second method we have for viewing a story without the person knowing is by immediately blocking them after seeing their story. Keep this person blocked for 24 hours and once the story has expired, you can unblock them.
Using An External Website
This option has recently been heavily covered by news outlets all over the world, including NBC and USA today. Visit a website such as Story Insta and input the username of the account you want to view the story of – You will then be shown the content in complete anonymity. This only works with accounts that are set to public.
Take A Peak
View the story of a user either before or after the one you wish to view – You can then hold the screen, and slowly swipe to reveal the next story. As long as the story does not fully fill your screen, your username will not be shown to the publisher. On this page you can see a video tutorial detailing exactly how it’s done.
That concludes the methods you can utilize to view an Instagram story without them receiving a notification. Remember to always follow Instagram’s guidelines and rules whenever you carry out any of the practices mentioned above.