Here’s how to look at someone’s Instagram Story without being detected

Sometimes FOMO has us in its grip and we just have to see what someone is up to. Unfortunately, when you lurk on someone’s Instagram, you can definitely leave behind a trail. 

People often save their juiciest updates for their Instagram Stories. But the app lets them know exactly who was watching. So if you want to check in on an ex, frenemy or nemesis, Instagram will instantly send them a notification. If only there was a way to get around the social media surveillance state. 

A third-party website called Insta-Stories allows you to anonymously creep on anyone’s Instagram Story. You don’t need to log into Instagram or even have an account to use it. All you need to know is the person’s handle. 

According to the website, you are 100% anonymous, “Views are invisible to the owner of the profile, your personal data, date and time of your visits are not displayed or saved.”

You can view and download stories, highlights live streams, publications and profile photos as long as the person’s account isn’t set to private. 

How to view someone’s Instagram Stories anonymously:

1. Go to Insta-Stories.

2. Type in the user’s handle in the search bar. 

3. Click on the icon to view their Instagram Stories. Voila! You’re done. 

In The Know is now available on Apple News — follow us here!  

If you enjoyed this story, read more about critiques of the “midsize” fashion movement.

More from In The Know:

Woman ‘in complete shock’ after waking up with foreign accent

The ‘best iron I’ve ever owned’: Amazon shoppers love this 2-in-1 hair straightener and curler

These inexpensive, silky-soft pillowcases on Amazon are good for your hair and skin

The 3 most affordable meal delivery kits for cooking at home

Listen to the latest episode of our pop culture podcast, We Should Talk: