Viewing Stories anonymously on Instagram is an alternative for those who don't want to leave traces while “investigating” other people's profiles. The social network displays a list of all accounts that viewed the publication, but there are third-party services that allow you to open this content without acknowledging your visit.

How to view Instagram messages anonymously

To view Stories anonymously, you can use websites, applications and browser extensions: these tools have features to open and even download publications via computer, Android or iPhone. Some apps ask you to log in with your Instagram account just to load your friends list, but most do not require credentials (and are a safer and recommended alternative).

The Insta-stories-viewer website requires no login and is one of the most versatile options for this function, with space to view Stories, download publications and even check the average number of likes on posts in the feed

It's worth remembering that it's not possible to open content from private Instagram accounts on these tools, only from public profiles.

Access Insta-stories-viewer on your computer or cell phone;
Enter the account name and press "Search" to view Stories;

Enter the account name and search to browse Stories anonymously (Image: Screenshot/André Magalhães/Canaltech)
Enter the account name and search to browse Stories anonymously (Image: Screenshot/André Magalhães/Canaltech)
See the list of posts, from oldest to most recent.

NOTE: It is possible to start automatic playback, similar to the Instagram experience, or download each Story.

Access publications made in the last 24 hours (Image: Screenshot/André Magalhães/Canaltech)
Access publications made in the last 24 hours (Image: Screenshot/André Magalhães/Canaltech)
If you choose to download, the tool downloads images in JPEG format and videos in MP4. As is almost obvious, it is not possible to view a Story that has already expired — 24 hours after publication.

Other options for viewing Stories anonymously

IGAnony is just one of the tools available: there are alternatives for those who prefer to use applications or browser extensions. They all work in a similar way, but some mobile apps may charge a subscription to access all features — for free use, it is recommended to use websites and extensions.

Below, see a list of tools available by platform.

Blindstory (Android | iOS): requires logging in with your Instagram account and only allows you to view one profile every two hours in the free version;
Ghostify (Android): allows you to view up to 10 Stories per day in the free version, but requires logging in with your Instagram account;
Installk (Android): requires login and has a daily publication limit;
Igsaved: can be used primarily to download Stories, but the Premium version includes a feature to view them anonymously

Story Viewer for Insta (iOS): does not require login and has a daily limit of posts viewed.

On the computer

InstaStoriesViewer (Web): uses a bot to view Stories and does not show who used the website;
InstaStories.Watch (Web): provides the function via the website itself and via a bot on Telegram;
StoriesIG (Web): in addition to viewing Stories, it allows you to view and download videos from Reels.
All sites mentioned can be used on a computer or cell phone.

Download stories with By Click Downloader

Bonus tip: one way to save stories and be able to view them after the expiration time is by downloading the ones you want to watch, a process that is very easy using By Click Downloader for your computer.

Check out a small step-by-step guide below on how to download stories. Furthermore, we have prepared a complete article with all the information about the program, which you can access here.

After installation, open the program and access the Instagram video you want to download through any browser.

A small window with a message will appear in the lower right corner of the screen. To download the MP3 file, click on the “Download MP3” button. To download it as an MP4 file, click on “Download Video”. Once done, you will have your file downloaded!

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