4 Killer Ways To View Someone’s Instagram Story Anonymously

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The filter-famous social media has skyrocketed in publicity over the past few years. In addition to the handy filters, Instagram has caught on for other reasons as well, ‘Stories’, for example. Starting out as a Snapchat feature, stories flowed into Instagram in 2016. For those unaware, ‘Instagram Stories’ is a feature allowing you to share photos and videos that disappear after 24h and shows the poster who viewed them. That said, the question arises: how do you go about viewing someone’s Instagram story anonymously? While the official app doesn’t show you others’ Instagram Stories without a trace, there are workarounds to it. Read on, if you’d like to learn 4 interesting methods on how to see others’ Instagram stories anonymously:

Method #1:Anonymous Story Viewer for Instagram








Get the best Instagram Story spy app to save or view stories if you’re using Android (iOS users you can skip ahead to method 2).

Log in and search for stories you want to view. The main menu shows the default list of friends’ latest stories. Select from them or use the search for finding other ones while avoiding spelling mistakes. Found what you want to view? Cool. Now you have 2 options:

1- Save (recommended): Allowing you to save the story as a video to watch later.

2- You can save a list of accounts to view their stories privately, using this app, you can turn into the ultimate spy on Instagram stories, joking obviously.


Method #2: View Instagram stories online 



1- Insta-Stories: Head over to https://insta-stories.online/ . Put in the target’s username and hit enter to view Instagram stories privately . If the user has any stories, you’ll get options to watch or download them. It is the most famous Instagram stories viewer

2- Stories-Down: Go to https://storiesdown.com/ Instagram story viewer. Enter the targeted account’s username to download and/or view and hit search button. The stories should appear with date and other information (tag, hashtag, location, text…) if available. Use the download button to save it.

3- Anonig-Viewer: Go to https://www.anonigviewer.com/, throw in the username with no @ to watch the Instagram stories anonymously.

Method #3: Chrome IG Extension


You can watch Instagram stories anonymously from your Chrome.. nope, incognito mode doesn’t help, you need to get the Anonymous View for Instagram stories extension which only works on desktops (sorry Android and iOS fans). Once installed, you should see an eye icon by your stories which gives you an anonymous Instagram story view. Aside from hiding your name, it also secrets that someone even saw the content. It’d be extremely creepy seeing an anonymous bunch flocking to your stories, otherwise.

This extension sure will gain publicity, but expects Instagram to take it down, as some are saying:

“This may well prove to be a popular sneaky feature with some users, however, I can’t see Instagram being too happy about it. It may well lead to them sending a cease and desist letter to its creator. They have been pretty quick to kill similar tools like this that breached its terms of service in the past”

Although this is one heck of a plugin, don’t be surprised if it disappears all of a sudden.


Method #4: Sneak Peak an Instagram story

If you want to do this without using an Instagram story viewer, find the story you’d like to view, and also the story right beside it, which will serve you as a helping hand to peak at the targeted story.

While you’re viewing the next/previous story, swipe left/right gently, but not completely, and hold it there. You should be able to peek part of the story.



Hit the back button and you’d see the circle of the story intact, meaning that you haven’t officially viewed their content.

there is another method

Method #5: Cut off the internet

Let the stories load and then go to their page. Now switch to flight mode from Wi-Fi and return to their page after a few seconds to view the story and your name won’t be revealed.

– This method might not work anymore due to Instagram update, make sure you test before use


What is happening with websites and apps that view stories?

Recently, Instagram has been taking some websites offline, search stats show that a lot of users are wondering why services like Storiesig, Storyinsta,Toopics,  and Pictame are not working anymore, as always, due to user privacy and protection, Instagram can take your website down due to breaking their terms at any moment. You can always give us a visit and use one of the alternatives above, as we keep them updated.


Last words

While people may have different reasons to sneak into Instagram stories, we highly suggest you don’t use the given tricks with bad intentions, like stealing people’s content or reposting without permission. We hope you’d be responsible enough while implementing the given tactics, there are several others app and websites other than the ones mentioned here, some can even allow you to preview Instagram stories before you watch them, try few and let us know which one you think is best. If you are interested, check our article about if you can see how many times someone viewed your Instagram story.


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By Nicolas At

My name is Nic, I grew a passion for tech and the internet since i was little. I followed my interest over the years to end up as an IT Engineer for 8 years. Now i am a freelancer, i am a social media and online marketing expert, i run a few websites since 6 years, and i enjoy writing content for them and watch the numbers grow.


  1. Cutting off the internet doesn’t seem to work with me.. It shows the story on the flight mode but when i return to instagram with wifi later, the story is already “seen”. Otherwise than that, great ways to stalk a little 🙂 thanks!

  2. When my friend joins one and others Instagram lives, it does not show she has joined. It does show if she comments though. How can she fix this?

  3. Hi Jay, how it does exactly work with the online tools (IGstories for example)? Instagram send the poster any notification you viewed his/her story? Like from a strange username or something…

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