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Step-by-Step Guide to Anonymous Instagram Story Viewing

  • Felix Rose-Collins
  • 4 min read
Step-by-Step Guide to Anonymous Instagram Story Viewing

Intro

The world, with a population of more than 8 billion people, has become a digital village thanks to technology. Almost everyone is on social media. Though only a few years old, Instagram has attracted 1.4 billion users, a testament to its success in connecting people.

One feature that binds people to this awesome platform is Instagram Stories. It allows us to get a glimpse of the lifestyles of our friends, family, and, at times, even celebrities. Even more awesome is that services such as Anonypro let you view the stories anonymously.

This feature becomes handy when you simply want to stalk or peek at someone, meaning you want to view their stories without them knowing.

Some people may ask, Is this even possible since Instagram policies currently do not include anonymous story views? The answer is yes; it is possible with the right strategy. This comprehensive guide will discuss step-by-step tips for anonymous Instagram story viewing.

We have four different strategies for anonymous story viewing.

  • Opening a secondary Instagram account
  • Use of Airplane Mode
  • Use of a third-party app
  • Sneaky view from an adjacent position

Let’s now delve into discussing each of these strategies in a step-by-step manner for your understanding and implementation.

Opening a Secondary Instagram Account

Opening a Secondary Instagram Account

Adding an Instagram account is useful if you have multiple accounts or if you want to view someone's stories without the platform’s algorithm notifying them of your activity. Here's how you can add an additional Instagram account:

On the Instagram Mobile App:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app.

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Make sure you have the Instagram app installed on your mobile device.

Step 2: Go to Your Profile:

Tap on your profile picture or the icon in the bottom right corner to go to your profile.

Step 3: Access Account Settings:

Tap on the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner to open the menu. Scroll down and select "Settings."

Step 4: Add Account:

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Scroll down to the bottom of the settings menu and tap on "Add Account."

Step 5: Enter Login Information:

Enter the username and password for the Instagram account you want to add. If it's your account, you can also use your Facebook credentials if the accounts are linked.

Step 6: Switching Between Accounts

Once you've added multiple accounts, you can switch between them by tapping your profile picture in the bottom right corner and selecting the account you want to switch to.

Use of Airplane Mode

Airplane mode is a feature available on most mobile devices that allows users to disable wireless communication functionalities such as cellular networks, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. When airplane mode is activated, it essentially turns off all wireless transmissions on the device.

That being said, you may try to use airplane mode to view Instagram stories anonymously. Here's a general guide:

Steps to Watch Instagram Stories Anonymously Using Airplane Mode:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app.

Open the Instagram app on your mobile device.

Step 2: Turn on airplane mode.

Activate Airplane Mode on your device. This will disconnect your device from the internet.

Step 3: Open Instagram Story:

Go to the profile of the user whose story you want to view.

Step 4: View the Story

While in airplane mode, you may be able to view the story without the user getting a notification. However, keep in mind that Instagram's features are regularly updated, and the effectiveness of this method may vary.

Step 5: Close the Instagram app.

Close the Instagram app before turning off airplane mode to avoid any potential notifications.

Step 6: Turn off airplane mode.

Finally, disable airplane mode on your device to reconnect to the internet. Instagram will not be able to tell you if you viewed the user’s story even after internet access returns.

Use of a Third-Party App

For a few years now, several apps or websites have been springing up to try to solve the problem associated with anonymous story viewing. Since it is a virgin field, many authors of such apps or websites rake in money, so finding fake or fraudulent ones is not difficult.

But dealing with bot apps or websites can put your Instagram account at great risk. The most serious of these risks is account suspension or even complete banning. Also, remember that you have to share your Instagram credentials with the apps. A wrong person may actually steal your personal details and share them wrongfully.

That being said, not all of the apps are fraudulent. There are genuine and authentic ones that have proven to be not only effective in helping you go incognito but also very easy to use. These trustworthy apps do not share your credentials with anyone. An excellent candidate in this regard is AnonyPro. You can check it out.

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Remember, each app is different, and the steps to follow to use them depend on their user interface. For instance, AnonyPro only needs you to enter your username in the field provided, and you will be well into going incognito.

Sneaky View from an Adjacent Position

This is perhaps the sneakiest way to view someone’s Instagram story without them knowing. It requires some art to execute. It is effective, but at times, your finger may slip and swipe all the way.

Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Tap on the IG story next in line instead of the one you are interested in. This is possible because Instagram plays the stories in series. Remember to tap steadily, and this will pause the story.

Step 2: Here, tap on the story you paused and drag it to swipe it slowly to the left. Dragging the story slowly to the left is crucial because it is what will give you the all-important glimpse of the story you wanted to watch anonymously.

Step 3: Watch your desired story. You will be in the middle of both stories. This way, you can peek at the story you desire without making it onto the viewer’s list.

Remember to be careful not to swipe fast, as Instagram will notify them you viewed the story, and your plans to be incognito will be in jeopardy. This hack provides you with only a sneak preview of the desired story from an angle, not the full thing. You have to make this sacrifice to remain anonymous.

Final Thoughts

Following those simple steps can help you view your preferred Instagram stories without being noticed. The most assured way to achieve this is to use a genuine and reputable third-party app. That’s the only way to ensure complete anonymity and still be able to abide by the rules and guidelines of Instagram. The other methods can work, but their efficacy cannot be guaranteed.

Felix Rose-Collins

Felix Rose-Collins

Co-founder

is the Co-founder of Ranktracker, With over 10 years SEO Experience. He's in charge of all content on the SEO Guide & Blog, you will also find him managing the support chat on the Ranktracker App.

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