Instagram stories are a way for people to update their current life affairs without having to deal with a long-term commitment to post pictures like the ones on their feeds. It’s easy to quickly take a snap and post it on your story as a real-time update, making stories more intriguing for viewers.
This urgency appeal is what makes Instagram stories so popular. However, you will leave a trail behind when you lurk around Instagram or anywhere online. So if you are trying to find new ways to take a sneak peek at someone’s stories without them knowing, here are three innovative ways you can do that.
Turning on the Airplane mode on your phone:
Instagram stories work because before you even go on the app on your phone, the stories from people you follow are already loaded. This means that from the time you enter your feed, you will be able to immediately view the stories of the people you follow without waiting for their stories to load.
It doesn’t matter if you have an active internet connection. Some of the stories on your feed will be automatically available for viewing. The trick here is that when your phone is not connected to the internet, it cannot update the view count. Hence, you can turn your airplane mode on and go you’re your Instagram profile and start viewing some of the preloaded stores, and your view count will not show up on their profile.
Keep in mind that if this person’s complete profile you are lurking has posted multiple stories, you won’t be able to view each one because Instagram only preloads a couple of stories. Also, remember to close the app before turning your phone back on from airplane mode, so your views don’t get counted.
Using a third-party application:
Many apps like IgAnony allow you to view someone’s story without having to log into your profile. As long as the person’s account is public, you can view all their stories without getting caught.
How to use:
- Go to IgAnony.com
- Enter the username of the person whose stories you want to check
- Click on the account when you find it and view their stories
View the stories through a Finsta account
Unless you’ve lived under a rock, you probably already know many people use Finsta (Fake Instagram) accounts. This account acts as a secondary profile where you might stay anonymous or choose to inhibit whatever personality you wish. For many people, a finsta account is used as an outlet for their alter egos and for posting pictures and videos that they don’t usually post on their main account.
Finsta is also a great way to keep your social life private while being updated on other people’s online lives. If you have a finsta, you don’t have to use a third-party app or other means to view someone’s story. You can normally view the stories; the person will never know because you are using a fake account. If you don’t know, this is how to view someone’s instagram story.
However, if the person whose stories you are trying to view has a private Instagram account, you first need to be accepted as a follower before you can stalk on instagram.