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Five questions and answers about who sees your Instagram Stories | Social networks

Instagram Stories, when viewed, reveal information about the audience of posts, but can also generate questions. Does the viewing order show who opened the post most often? What is the total number of hits to a content? And yet: Is it possible to see Stories anonymously without anyone knowing? Check out the answers to these and other frequently asked questions about photos and videos that last 24 hours on Instagram and learn more about the feature.

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1. How to view Stories and not be seen?

Insta Stalker Online Platform allows you to anonymously browse Instagram profiles Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaInsta Stalker Online Platform allows you to anonymously browse Instagram profiles Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Insta Stalker Online Platform allows you to anonymously browse Instagram profiles Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Natively, Instagram does not allow you to view hidden Stories. But there are mobile apps and web services that offer the option of viewing stories anonymously. These services can access photo network profiles and present them to anyone, even those who don't have an Instagram account. Still, it is important to say that only public profiles can be accessed in anonymous mode.

The Insta Stalker site, for example, offers a search to access profiles and view user stories. The platform does not require a login to access public profiles. The same is true of the Story Ghost (iPhone) and Anonymous Stories Viewer for Instagram (Android) apps that guarantee the privacy of viewing stories on smartphones. There is even the extensive Hiddengram that offers the feature for Chrome users.

2. How to know who saw my Stories?

Viewing list of friends who have viewed your story (Photo: Playback / Helito Bijora) Photo: Playback / Helito BijoraViewing list of friends who have viewed your story (Photo: Playback / Helito Bijora) Photo: Playback / Helito Bijora

Viewing list of friends who have viewed your story (Photo: Playback / Helito Bijora) Photo: Playback / Helito Bijora

This relatively simple procedure. The data is natively provided by the application and is arranged in statistics for each published series. Just open the content and swipe up to see the avatar and name of the friend who accessed the post. The feature also features people who are not on the list of friends who viewed the content.

3. How do I know how many times my Storie has been seen?

Impressions Data and Choosing Stories Reach Data for an Instagram Business Account Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaImpressions Data and Choosing Stories Reach Data for an Instagram Business Account Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Impressions Data and Choosing Stories Reach Data for an Instagram Business Account Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

This data is displayed to anyone who has a commercial Instagram account. These users can use the profile posts analysis metrics to find out how their audience is doing. The feature provides specific details about the scope of each published story. The "Impressions" count gives the total amount of times the post has been viewed by friends. The data feature for "Content" is in the Information section which is accessed through the profile options.

4. How does the Stories display order on Instagram work?

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Four activities influence how the algorithm organizes the ranking of profiles that viewed stories, according to Instagram product leader Julian Gutman. The platform records friend interactions on Instagram, interactions on Facebook, how many times the watch list is accessed and any other activity performed on Instagram and also on Facebook. However, this data is just some of the interactions that help define the ranking of views. In short, we can say that the order of the list does not show who viewed the content most often.

In an interview with The Verge, Gutman said the viewing log was not designed to detect stalkers. As such, the order of the list may change as new people view a storie. The way the algorithm still works is a mystery kept under lock and key by Instagram.

5. How to see old stories?

By opening an old storie in Instagram's archived items tool Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaBy opening an old storie in Instagram's archived items tool Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

By opening an old storie in Instagram's archived items tool Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

The Archived Items function stores your old published stories. Through it, you can review stories and the amount of people who saw the content. In addition, the feature even lets you repost any Storie using the share button. The reminder appears in sticker format when published. The tool allows you to search for stories published within one year.