There are various situations when you want to watch someone’s Instagram stories anonymously. Maybe you’re tracking a competitor’s marketing content, or you’re simply curious about the life of a crush or an ex-partner.
Whatever the reason, you can try the 3 simple hacks here to hide your identity from the Instagram story view list.
Method 1 – Use an anonymous Instagram stories viewer
The easiest way to view someone’s Instagram stories without leaving a trace is to use a free Instagram stories viewer. It doesn’t require you to own or log into an IG account. All you need is to insert the person’s username or IG profile link.
Option 1 – Iganony.io
Igoanony.io allows you to look at Instagram stories without appearing on the seen list on your devices, whether it’s a PC, a tablet, or a mobile phone. Just input a username or profile URL of anyone you’re interested in, and it will showcase all the user’s published posts, active stories, and highlights.
If you want to save the stories, click the download button, and videos will be saved in MP4 and the photos will download as JPEG.
Moreover, it gives you a brief analysis of the profile based on the average likes and comments for the last 12 posts.
Option 2 – InstaNavigation
InstaNavigation is another convenient Instagram story viewer. It allows you to follow specific users and stay informed about their activities without them being aware of it. You can watch and download the publications, highlights, and stories of any users for FREE.
Apart from seeing the stories, you’ll also gain a deep sight of the IG profile. It will calculate the comments, likes, and engagement on average for each post and display various graphs that indicate the changes of its following numbers, followers, and posts.
Note that these viewers don’t save user data or stories history. That said, you can only view the current stories of the IG user.
Method 2 – Turn on airplane mode
When the airplane mode is enabled on your device, you’re disconnected from the Internet and Instagram may fail to recognize your views. The point is that you have to preload the Instagram stories.
Launch the Instagram app and open the user’s profile with an Internet connection. The published stories will be loaded. Then toggle on airplane mode, back to the user’s profile, and click the avatar to play the latest stories.
Instagram may notify the account owner that you’ve viewed their stories once you recover the connectivity. So make sure to close Instagram before switching back the connection.
Method 3 – Create a new Instagram account
If you don’t want to rely on a third-party tool every time you browse through Instagram, or apply the airplane mode trick, which is not 100% effective and may disclose your presence, the last resort is to register a new IG account.
Below is how to set up an additional account step by step.
1. Open the Instagram app and tap the avatar at the right bottom corner.
2. Click the three-line icon at the top right, then select Settings and privacy.
3. Scroll to the bottom and click Add account > Create new account.
4. Create a username. Remember to use an unidentifiable name and profile picture conceal your identity.
5. Since Instagram doesn’t allow creating multiple accounts with the same phone number or email address, you’ll have have to provide a different phone number or email address from the one already linked to your main account.
Once done, you can peep at the desired Instagram users with your anonymous account.