How to hide your Seen from Instagram Story of other users

Ever since Instagram Stories feature was launched I am using and exploring it a lot and here in this article, I have come up with a few tricks which will let you hide Instagram Story seen from another user Story. This means that you can use the methods mentioned here to view someone’s Instagram story without notifying them on Instagram website as well as Android and iOS app.

Hide Seen from Instagram Story

You can hide Instagram Story from specific followers and know who all have viewed your story. However, did you ever wish that you could hide seen from an Instagram story? Which means that even if you view other users Instagram story they still won’t get your seen on their story. Yes, it is possible. I tried out a few ways and fortunately found a few which work. So let’s get the ball rolling.

Hide Instgram Story Seen

Method 1: View Someone’s Instagram Story without Notifying Them

This method makes use of the Instagram website to view others Instagram stories without notifying.

To take advantage of this you need to use Chrome browser. So, if you don’t have it yet then this should be a good enough reason to install it on your PC/Mac.

Now, add Chrome IG Story extension to your browser from the following link.

Open Instagram website and log in to your account. If you had it already opened then reload the web page.

Instagram stories of all users you follow will appear. You can click on the desired stories to view them.

View Others Instagram Stories without notifying


Viewing anyone’s Instagram stories on the Web using this trick doesn’t notify them. On top of that, it also possible to download someone’s Instagram Stories without notifying using this extension.

If you wish to view others stories on a smartphone without notifying then you may use method 2 mentioned below.

Method 2: View anyone’s Instagram Story without them knowing in Android

If you are an Android user then you can also use an app to see someone’s Instagram Story without letting them know. Follow the below steps.

1) Download Story Saver for Instagram app to your Android device.

2) Next, you have to log in using your Instagram account.

3) After this, you will see the Instagram stories of all the users you are following. Tap on any story to view them and you can even long tap to download it on your device. Viewing story using this app will hide your seen from their Instagram stories.

view and download instagram stories

Method 3: See Others Instagram Story without letting them Know on iPhone/Android

Use this method if you are an iOS user.

This trick is somewhat similar to what we used to hide Instagram Direct messages Seen. On using this trick, you can hide your username from getting listed in the list of viewers of other users Instagram story in spite of you viewing it. Let’s go ahead and hide your seen from an Instagram story.

1. Open Instagram and let it load completely with all the stories of the users you follow at the top.

2. Turn off WiFi or Cellular Data on your smartphone.

3. Select the story which you want to view from the top of the screen.

4. When you’re done viewing it and out of that story, you can switch on your WiFi. You can continue using Instagram with your WiFi on.

Hide Seen from Instagram Story

With this simple trick, you viewed someone’s story but still, they won’t get your seen in their Instagram story. You can use the similar method to view anyone’s Instagram story and not get in the seen list.

Here is another useful tutorial for Instagram story: Add posts in Instagram stories from Gallery

Please note that as soon you open that particular story with your internet turned on, the owner of the story will get your seen in their story. But you can view others story with the internet turned on and still, that particular story(which you viewed with the internet turned off) won’t get your seen/view.

Unfortunately, according to my observations in some cases, you will not able to view the video in the story with the above method. However, it works 100% to view all the photos in the story without sending a seen status to the owner of the Instagram story.

The third method has its disadvantages/limitations but if you want to view a story without notifying the owner on iPhone then this the best shot you got. Otherwise, you can use Method 1 above.

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6 thoughts on “How to hide your Seen from Instagram Story of other users

  1. Your name is listed there and you can see only one picture/video. I have two accounts and i just tried this and its not working.

    1. Hi Milica,
      It is sad to hear that it didn’t work for you. But I am still able to use the same method to view Instagram story without letting the owner know about it.

      I have added a few more methods in the article. I hope one of them works for you. Let me know if you get it working.

  2. about method 1 does it matter that the photo or video is uploaded from ios or android device?
    does this method work for both of them ?

    1. Hi John,
      It does not depend on the smartphone(iOS or Android) from where the story was uploaded. It will work for both of them.

  3. Hi, what will happen if I block person after viewing his/her story? Will my name disappear from the list? Thanks for Answer:)

    1. Hi Ale, Yes on blocking that particular user, your name will no longer be there in the story viewers list. But I won’t recommend such an aggressive method if the sole purpose is only to view a story without notifying.

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