Last updated on September 10th, 2020 at 05:44 pm
In this digital era, everything starts and begins from social media. And so, we share important life events on social media platforms via photos, videos, and other media formats. The most popular platform amongst them for photos and video sharing, is Snapchat.
So, if you are among 190 million users of Snapchat, you must have ever wished to view someone’s Snapchat story without them knowing, here we are.
How to View Someone’s Snapchat Story Anonymously (Without Them Knowing)
Don’t be shy, we know sometimes the inner stocker inside you pushes you to see your ex’s Snapchat story. But you fear doing that as you afraid of being getting caught. Worry not, if you ever wished to view someone’s Snapchat story anonymously you wish has come true.
Viewing Someone’s Snapchat Story without Them Knowing
A Snapchat story stays on your account for 24 hours and whenever a story is posted by your friends you are notified. However, if you don’t want a person to know that you have seen his or her story, you can do this easily. To do so, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open Snapchat and login to your account
Step 2: Once logged in, tap Stories icon located at the bottom right corner of your device screen.
Step 3: On the Stories page, refresh the screen and wait for all latest Snapchat Stories to be loaded.
Note: Do not open any Story else the person will be notified about your visit on its Story page.
Step 4: When all the latest stories are uploaded on your Story page, close Snapchat app and switch off the data connectivity on your phone, whether you are using mobile data or Wi-Fi, you need to switch off all.
Step 5: Alternatively, instead of switching off the phone try putting it on the Airplane Mode
Step 6: Next, reopen the Snapchat app and tap the Story page icon from the bottom of the screen.
Step 7: You will now be able to see all the previously loaded Stories on your Snapchat account.
Step 8: Now, if you tap on someone’s preloaded Stories, and see their story no one will know you visited their Snapchat story.
Note: Mobile data should be disconnected or your phone should be running on Airplane mode. Otherwise, there is no purpose of going through all this trouble.
Step 9: Once you are done checking all the stories on Snapchat, exit the app and switch mobile data back on your phone.
Bonus tip: To cover your tracks properly, you should wait till story reach near to expiry. This would buy you a more solid chance of not getting caught. That’s because once Story is expired, then the owner wouldn’t know if you have seen Story or not.
Viewing Snapchat Story Using Friend’s Snapchat Account
Alternatively, you can view Snapchat story from your friend’s Snapchat profiles. But before doing so keep following points in mind:
- The friend should be willing to give the phone
- Friend should be friend with whoever you want to view the Snapchat story from
Once all this is done you are all set. You can now view someone’s Snapchat story without letting them know.
Use a Second Snapchat Account to View Someone’s Story
Another way to view someone’s Snapchat story without letting them know is to create a new Snapchat account. Using this secondary account, you can view Snapchat story.
While using this secondary account make sure it doesn’t have any information that can be used to identify you. It should be completely different from your actual Snapchat account.
Note: You can only view someone’s story if they are added as your friend. So, you need to add them as the friend in secondary account also.
Tip: To make people believe your fake account is real post some stories. It will give it a real feel. While doing so make sure you don’t post anything that might reveal an information related to you.
So, these are the simple ways to view someone’s Snapchat story without them knowing. You can use any of the methods to view someone’s Snapchat story anonymously.
In addition to this, if you want to learn how to hide Snapchat Story from Someone follow the steps below.
How to hide Snapchat Story from Someone
- Launch Snapchat app
- Tap the profile icon
- You’ll now see your storied tap the three vertical dots next to the story you want to hide.
- Tap Story Settings
- You’ll get the prompt Who can view My Story
- Select Custom, this will show list of contact. Select contacts you wish to block.
- Now, the blocked contact will not be able to see your Snapchat story.
How to View Snapchat Story Without Adding them?
Using Snapchat Discover feature you can view someone’s Snapchat story without them knowing. To do so follow the steps below:
- Launch Snapchat app
- On the Snapchat home screen, swipe to the left and get Discover screen option.
Discover sections lists latest storied by websites, celebrities, and other users.
- Now scroll the Discover screen until you can find the story you want to view.
- Once you get the profile of the story you want to view, tap it.
- You can now view the story and even share with your friends. To do so, press and hold the story and get the options to share.
Note: By swiping to the right and left you can explore all available stories in the Discover list. Swiping left will take you to the end of the list and swiping right will take you to the starting of the list.
To skip a snap tap, it and pull down. You will be able to skip it.
Is there a third-party app that can help view someone’s Snapchat story without them knowing?
As far as we know there is no such app. Even the apps that claim to hide your, identify reveal it. The best way is to look in the Discover section. If the story is posted publicly you will be able to view it.
How to delete Snapchat Story?
Chances are you created a funny video of your friend and posted it. But now they are upset about it and just want you to delete it. Whatever the reason be here, we explain how to delete Snapchat Story.
- Open Snapchat app
- Tap profile icon
- Tap My Story. This will display all the stories you posted
- Tap the story you want to delete.
- At the bottom you will see little trash icon, tap it
- To confirm tap, Delete and you are all set
- However, if you have changed your mind tap Cancel.
So, this is all. We hope using the steps explained above you will be able to view Someone’s Snapchat Story without letting them know. Also, you will be able to delete it and use Discover feature.