How to view Snapchat story without notifying another person

In this article, you will learn how to view Snapchat story without notifying another person. Following this method even if you view someone’s Snapchat story the other person won’t get to know as your Seen will be hidden from their story.

Hide Seen from Snapchat story

Snapchat has come a long way and is now recognized as one of the top social media networks with more than 150 million daily active users. Believe me, these numbers will grow exponentially with time as Snapchat has a lot to offer and is a threat to Facebook. As a matter of fact, it was reported that Facebook offered $3 billion to acquire Snapchat in late 2013. I think the offer and the figure are enough to support my statement.

Keeping this in mind, I started using Snapchat a month back so that I can explore and write tutorials to help our readers. So, it is time for first ever Snapchat tutorial at TechUntold. And from now on we will post regularly about Snapchat related issues and solutions.

So let us get started and know how to hide Seen from others Snapchat Story.

View  Snapchat story without notifying another person

There is no official setting in the Snapchat app to hide your seen from others Story. However, there are many workarounds. With time most of the tricks have stopped working. After trying a lot of ways finally a couple worked for me. I will be mentioning both the ways and both of them have their own pros and cons.

Method 1 : Hide your seen from others Snapchat story

Using this method you can view others Story without notifying them without uninstalling/deleting the app. It is recommended to use this method if the Snapchat story is 23 hours old.

1. Open the Snapchat app and refresh the app to load all the stories.

2. The screen should change similar to the image shown below.

View Snapchat Story without notifying another person

Let the stories load completely

3.  Now, instead of tapping on the story, close the app. Switch off Wi-Fi or cellular data.

4. After terminating the internet on the smartphone, open the Snapchat app again.

5. Tap on the Story you wish to watch and the story can be viewed without any issues.

The most important part here is that data is off when you’re viewing the Story.

Now, the disadvantage of using this method is that whenever you switch on the internet and open the App again then your seen will be updated in the Story.

You can switch on the Wi-Fi  and still another user won’t be notified that you have viewed their story. But as soon as you open the app next time with Wi-Fi turned on then the seen will be updated in their story.

To avoid this, do not open the app until the Story doesn’t get expired(24  hours). That is why I recommended using this method when the story is already 23 hours old so that you only have to wait for maximum an hour and then you can open the app.

The advantage of this method is that you don’t have to delete the app and still hide seen.  Let’s move on to the second method.

Method 2 : Watch Snapchat story without other person knowing

Follow all the 5 steps from method 1.

1. Now, log out from Snapchat without turning on the internet.

2. Delete the app and turn on the internet now and install the app again.

3. Sign in and use Snapchat as you would normally do. But just don’t tap on the story where you want your seen to be hidden.

The owner of the story won’t get notified even though you viewed the story.

The benefit of using this method is that you don’t have to wait for  the expiry of the Story to open the Snapchat app. Even if the app is opened with the data turned on the seen will still be hidden.

The disadvantage, of course, is that the app has to be deleted/reinstalled.

If you are an Instagram user too then here are a few handpicked useful tutorials.

1. How to hide your Seen from Instagram Story of other users

2. How to hide Instagram direct message seen or read receipt

That is everything from my side. Now it is your turn to try out these tricks and hide seen from Snapchat stories. Share this article if you found it helpful.



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