There are a couple of reasons why you might want to see someone’s Instagram Stories without being noticed. Either you’re scouting an applicant after a job interview or checking out someone before going on a date.

But whatever your reason might be, today we’ll show you how you can see Instagram Stories secretly, whether you’re using an Android, iOS, or desktop.

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How this works is actually quite simple. All you have to do is download an app that lets you see stories anonymously. The truth is, there are tons of available apps out there that are available on Android and iOS, as well as web extensions for Windows desktops and Mac.

We’ve checked out some of these popular apps and picked the best one on each platform based on their positive reviews and our own experience.

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How to see Instagram Stories secretly on Android

Step 1: For Android, we found an app called BlindStory, which is available on the Google Play Store. With an average rating of 4.6/5 from 13,312 user reviews, it has 1 million+ downloads, making it one of the most popular in the marketplace.


Step 2: Open the app and log in to your Instagram account.


Step 3: Once in, you’ll be directed to the dashboard with the profile icons of everyone you follow that has an existing Instagram Story. Tap on any of these profiles to see their Stories without them knowing.

The service lets you see and save stories without the user knowing. Bear in mind that there’s a 15 free story views limit for today.


See also: How to secretly track someone’s location using an iPhone

How to view Instagram Stories secretly on iOS

Step 1: Sadly for iOS users, none of the options we saw are free. That said, we went with something that’s reasonably priced. The app we found is called “Reports+ Followers Unfollowers.” It comes in three subscription tiers: Weekly for Php155, Monthly for Php349, and Yearly for Php999.

Other than anonymously viewing stories, it also has analytics and reposting features.


Step 2: Open the app after downloading and sign in to your Instagram account. Signing in lets you access the posts of people you follow, even when they have a private profile.


Step 3: Once in, head to the “Friends Stories.”


Step 4: Here you can view the stories of everyone you follow, private profile or not, without them knowing.


How to watch Instagram Stories secretly on Windows or Mac

Step 1: For this to work, we’ll be using a web extension for Google Chrome. That said, make sure you have that browser installed. To start, visit the Anonymous View for Instagram Stories then tap “Add to Chrome.”


Step 2: Read the notice and click “Add extension” if you’re okay with it.


Step 3: From here, you will see a full list of the people you follow with existing story posts. You can also use the search bar to quickly find the one you want.


How to download Instagram Stories anonymously

The iOS and Android apps, as well as the desktop Chrome browser we showed above come with a download feature.

These are the ways you can view a user’s Instagram Story without them knowing, whether you’re using an Android or iOS device. If you have further questions, let us know in the comments below.

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