How to Browse Instagram Stories Incognito Style

How to Browse Instagram Stories Incognito Style

Instagram posts, stories, and reels have become a massive part of our lives. Every day there are millions of stories that get uploaded on the platform. People seem to love this feature since its introduction because it is a short-lived post that allows you to engage your followers in some content and keep things interesting.

The inherent need for people to know what’s up with another person they are likely interested in makes Instagram stories appeal to many users. However, your actions online do not go unnoticed. If you view a story, Instagram will record your account as one of the many other accounts that have viewed the story, and the person whose story you viewed will also get access to a viewers’ list that includes your name.

But if you are trying to view their stories without getting caught, there are several ways you can do so. The most common way is by using Instagram Stories Viewer which is a free website that allows you to watch people’s stories without getting caught as a viewer.

Third-party apps:

You can use to help you snoop on other people’s stories without getting caught. Instagram Story Viewer is one app that allows you to view stories without getting caught. All you have to do is enter the username of the account you are trying to find and wait for the system to detect the website for you.

Among many other similar platforms and services that offer anonymous story viewership, there are certain features of Instagram story Viewer that make it stand out from the crowd:

  • You don’t have to create a new account with the website.
  • You don’t need to log into your Instagram account to use the website.
  • It is free of cost
  • You can download the stories and posts.
  • It is compatible with many operating systems and devices.
  • The downside to using this tool is that you cannot view the stories of people with private accounts. You can only view and download the posts and pictures of those with a public account through Instagram Stories Viewer.

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Other alternatives:

Airplane mode:

Since Instagram pre-loads some of the stories on their platform, you can open Instagram, switch your phone to airplane mode, and view the stories already pre-loaded. When the phone is offline, it will not register your account as a viewer, although you have already watched the story.

Fake account:

Many people create fake Instagram accounts and view other people’s stories through these fake accounts. This way, your existing account remains hidden while fulfilling what you need to through your fake account.

Your own account:

Here’s another way to view someone’s instagram story without the use of third-party apps:

  • Go to the person’s profile whose stories you want to view and click on it. This will load the other person’s story.
  • Now all you have to do is long-press the story, so it is paused, then move your finger to the right side of your screen.
  • Make sure that you don’t lift your finger through this process.
  • Glide your finger from the previous story to the next one and return to the original one once you’re done viewing.
  • You can view the story through this process, but your account will not be counted as part of the statistical analysis when calculating viewership.
  • The downside of this method is that you can only view the first story.


IITSWEB is the Chief Business Development Officer at IITSWEB, a Magento design and development company headquartered in Redwood City, California. He is a Member of the Magento Association and an Adobe Sales Accredited Magento Commerce professional. Jan is responsible for developing and leading the sales and digital marketing strategies of the company. He is passionate about ecommerce and Magento in particular — throughout the years his articles have been featured on Retail Dive, Hacker Noon, Chief Marketer, Mobile Marketer, TMCnet, and many others.

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