If someone uploads an Instagram Story in 2021, Instagram tells them who has seen and interacted with it. Sometimes, you may like to view the Story but not notify the user.
Perhaps you are conducting market research and want to look at the Instagram strategy of a competitor brand. But, you would prefer to keep the information private. Whatever the reason, here are two ways you can view the content of an Instagram Story without anyone knowing.
Method 1 - Click on the next Instagram Story to swipe back
This method takes advantage of the interface which lets you swipe between multiple users' Stories. More on Inflact.
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Method 2 - Utilize an app from a third party or a website
This requires another website or app. The content you view through these apps isn't counted in stats, so users won't be aware that you've seen them. Since these are third party apps please use them at your own risk.