WHETHER it’s a secret crush you want to check out or you simply value your privacy, Instagram Stories infuriatingly exposes you.
Whenever you open someone’s story, the account owner is displayed, even if they aren’t friends.
But thankfully, there are several ways to take a peek without being spotted.
Turn on Airplane mode
Open the app to have the latest stories preloaded on your phone.
Then turn on Airplane mode.
This allows you to view stories anonymously.
Just make sure you close the app when you’re done so it doesn’t register that you’ve seen it.
Use an alternate account
Some people choose to have a second anonymous account on Instagram.
That would mean you could also click on stories without people knowing who you are.
If they have a second account, you must be friends with the person if their account is private.
Use an Instagram Stories viewer
There are several websites that will pull all the stories for you.
Again, the account needs to be public for it to work.
Stories Down, Anon IG Viewer, and Insta Stories are just a few that will do the trick.
A Google search reveals a lot more.
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