- Android and iOS
Before explaining to you how to see who views the Stories on Instagram, I must provide you with some preliminary useful information in this regard.
As you probably already know, Instagram Stories are nothing more than a series of photos, videos and texts that are published in a special section of the social network, on a temporary basis.
The Stories, in fact, can be seen by other users only for 24 hours, after which they disappear. However, if you activate the option Save the story in the archive, via the panel Camera settings (the'icona dell'ingranaggio), you can see your past Stories at any time, via the Archive section of the Instagram app for smartphone e tablet.
In this regard, it should be noted that all the features related to the publication of Stories on Instagram are only available in the social network app for Android (available from the Play Store or from alternative stores) and for iOS.
As for the ability to act from PCInstead, you should know that only corporate Instagram accounts that have been connected to a Facebook page have the ability to create Stories on Instagram from a PC, using the Facebook Business Suite tool, but this is still a very limited solution.
After having published a Story on Instagram it is possible to know who has viewed it: this information, as I will explain in the next chapters, can be obtained through the Instagram app for smartphone e tablet, but also from PC, using the official website of the social network or using its application for Windows 10 and later versions.
How do you say? Are you afraid that someone may "spy" on the list of users who see your Stories and, therefore, you are wondering how not to show those who watch the Stories on Instagram? Don't worry: you must know, in fact, that the information relating to those who view your Story is private and, therefore, if no one else manages your Instagram account, you will be the only one to know the names of the users who have viewed them (unless not to share this information publicly, voluntarily, of course).
How to see who views the Stories on Instagram
Having made the necessary premises, let's see how to see who views the Stories on Instagram acting from smartphone e tablet or from PC. Find everything explained below.
Android and iOS
After posting a Story on Instagram, you have the ability to see who viewed it in real time. Start theInstagram app for smartphones, log in to your account (if required) and tap yours profile picture, top left, to view the Stories you have published.
Then, as soon as the image or video posted in your Instagram Story is shown on the screen, take one swipe from top to bottom, and you will go to the section named People who viewed in which you will be shown all the names of the people who have seen your story.
As anticipated, you can know who views the Stories you make on Instagram also through the Web version of the photographic social network or using theInstagram application for Windows 10 and later versions.
Therefore, log in to your account and go to your screen Profile. Then, tap on yours profile picture, to see the sequence of photos and videos that you have published in the Instagram Stories.
Once this is done, click on the wording Displayed by so that you are shown the screen Views in which there is the complete list of those who have seen your Story.
How to see who views Instagram Stories after 24 hours
It's been 24 hours since the publication of your Story on Instagram but would you still like to know who has seen it? You will then be happy to know that I am going to explain to you how to do it using the section archive of the social network, which, accessible through theInstagram app for smartphones and tablets, allows you to obtain information relating to the views of the Stories up to 48 hours from the publication of the same.
Android and iOS
To access thearchive of published Stories and, by doing so, to know who has seen a Story shared by you in the last 48 hours, first start theInstagram app for mobile devices and log into your account if necessary.
Once this is done, log into yours Profile (your photo or the icon of the little man at the bottom right), press the ☰ icon located at the top right and tap on the item archive.
Then locate the Story you have published and make one swipe down, so see the section Views, which shows a list of all people who have seen the content.
At the time of this writing, it is not possible to know who views the Stories on Instagram after 24 hours by acting from PC: L 'archive of Instagram Stories, in fact, is currently only accessible through the social network app for smartphones and tablets.
How to see who views Featured Stories on Instagram
You would like to know who views Featured Stories on Instagram? In that case, I must unfortunately inform you that it is not possible to succeed exactly in this intent.
However, if you previously switched to a corporate Instagram account (by acting through the Settings> Accounts> Switch to a professional account) you can know the number of people who have viewed them, using the tool Insights.
In this specific case, therefore, locate the Featured Story you have published, tap it and then make one swipe down, in order to refer to the item Visibility, which indicates the number of accounts that have seen the Story you have published.
How to see who watches Instagram Stories anonymously
If a person watch the Stories on Instagram anonymously, using special third-party tools such as apps or websites that allow you to see Stories on Instagram without viewing, it is not possible to trace the names of those who use these features.
However, if you ask yourself how to see who watches Instagram Stories anonymously, you will be happy to know that you can still succeed in presuming those who watch your Instagram Stories by using "fake profiles" that they use as secondary accounts.
Therefore, all you need to do to succeed is run one swipe down at a Story published by you, to see the list of users who have viewed it.
Therefore, pay attention to the names of those who have seen it and try to see if by chance there are any accounts that do not have a profile photo or that use nicknames as a username; they could be secondary profiles used by users to remain "incognito".
Therefore, in case you identify a "suspicious" user, tap on his profile picture, to view his account and, in doing so, try to see if you can find any clues that allow you to trace his true identity. For more information on this, I suggest you read my guide on how to find out who is behind an Instagram profile.How to see who views the Stories on Instagram