Proof you once left the house and had good times.
Instagram Stories have been around since August 2016. That means that for more than three years, millions of active Instagram Stories users have been able to document their day in small glimpses on their profiles. And while these “small glimpses” only last for 24 hours before they disappear to your followers forever, they don’t disappear for you. In fact, starting in 2017, the app made it so that you can see all of your old Instagram Stories in your Archive, letting you keep your favorite memories with you at all times.
In honor of the apps’s 10 year anniversary, the Instagram Stories archive has been enhanced with a very graphically pleasing new feature that’s here to stay: an interactive Instagram Stories map and calendar. If you want to find your old Instagram stories, you can now see them organized by when they were shared and where they took place. This new feature is private, so it’s just for your own nostalgic enjoyment вЂ” meaning, all of your followers are not going to have sudden access to the date and location of all of your Stories.
Your Archive is the mysterious place where all of your old Instagram Stories and “Archived Posts” go to live, and it’s pretty simple to access. To get to your Instagram Archive, go to your profile on your mobile app. Then, access the Menu by tapping the three horizontal lines in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. In the list of options that come up, you should see your Archive listed underneath Settings. Tap it. This should bring you to a screen filled with all of the Stories you thought were once lost to the Great Beyond. You’ll see options to view by screenshot chronologically, toggle by calendar, or see on a map. You can also update your Story controls to save or disable Story archiving, to allow other people to re-share your Stories, and to allow people to share your Stories as messages.
If you’re a firm believer that Stories are better off fleeting, you can stop your Instagram from saving Stories on your Archive by going to the settings of your Archive. You can access this by tapping the three dots at the top right corner of your Archive screen and hitting Settings. This’ll give you the option of switching the Save to Archive feature on and off.
One of the cool things about your Archive is that while you’re the only person who can see your Stories, you can share those memories onto your Story again. All you have to do is tap on the Story you want to share, and click on the Share icon at the bottom right of the screen. Your old Story will show up in the screen that prompts you to post a new Story, but it will be labeled with the word “Memories” along with the date from when the Story is from. You can delete the date at the bottom if you’d like just by tapping it and dragging it into the trash icon. With or without the date, you can post your old Story right back up.
Especially when it might feel like you’ve only ever been to your living room couch, this retrospective will serve as a nice reminder that yes, you did once leave the house, and you will again.
This article was originally published on Jan. 23, 2020
If you are trying to find how to view Instagram stories anonymously or how to see Instagram stories of anybody without making yourself visible in the watched list, then here is the answer.
As we all know Instagram has now turned to be the most commonly used image-sharing app in the social media industry.
Due to its tremendous story features, it is liked by all the youth.
Today we cannot consider our day as complete without opening Instagram. We follow many celebrities, public celebrities, private profiles, content creators, and obviously our crushes too.
Instagram allows the admins to see who has watched their stories. But sometimes we face situations where we don’t want our names to be displayed on the watched list.
Nevertheless, in case you want to view Instagram stories without them knowing, there are different fake tools available on the internet, which you may not find them helpful.
So, In this post, we’ll show you how to view Instagram stories anonymously or without letting them know you did so.
To try this, we shall be utilizing some genuine websites, good tools, and perfectly working apps.
Table of Contents
View Instagram stories anonymously using Apps
You can watch Instagram stories easily by using Apps. What you need to do is simply download an external app that is basically gonna hide or viewing the story so you want to see.
For that go to the Google Play Store or the App Store and download these apps listed below –
The list does not end here. There are many such apps available, but this list of apps are the ones we have tried personally.
This list of apps are safe to use. You just install any one app to your phone. it’s gonna be quick. it’s gonna take less than 30 seconds.
All these apps got an awesome number of downloads with 4.0+ stars so you can trust these apps. So download any of these apps
Once it’s downloaded you go and open up the app. Some apps will ask to login whereas some will directly view Instagram stories anonymously or without being logged in.
Now there are two things you can do –
Click on the button and see the instagram story directly inside this app
You can click on the download button
What it’s actually going to do is save that story and download it and then we can view it offline where it won’t count as a view.
It won’t show the other person that we viewed it so now once it’s downloaded you need to simply go to your files so on Android and see what story is given by your Instagram friend
View Instagram stories anonymously using Web browsers
This is super helpful to be able to do especially when you are viewing Instagram pages with a low amount of followers.
So for it is we don’t actually need an Instagram app or any other third party apps rather we will just need a Web browser.
You can open any browser you want to search for and search for this site named instadp.com. InstaDP.com lets you download Instagram stories of any public Instagram profiles on your mobile phone and desktop as well.
For this, right there you can actually search for a username( whose story you want to view). But to do this actually the profile needs to be public. Unfortunately, you cannot do this with private accounts.
That’s not possible because otherwise there would be no point in going private on Instagram.
So this only works with public accounts but you can literally search for any user name and you can view their stories without them knowing.
- You just start searching for any username in the search box
- Just wait for a second and then right there you can actually select the username for the account.
- And then right there, you just scroll down
- Click on stories
- You can play them, you can also just view them
- This is exactly how this works.
You can even download them if you want to but this is how you can actually see someone’s Instagram story without them knowing
There are hundreds of such sites available on the internet.Few of them are listed as follows-
View Instagram stories anonymously without app or web browser
1.Using flight mode trick
Actually this is a concept of watching the Instagram stories when your mobile is not connected to the internet. You will have to wait until the story loads. Then turn on the flight mode. After that, you can view the Instagram story secretly
- You simply open Instagram and login to your account.
- Wait a couple of seconds for all of the Instagram stories out there to load on your phone.
- Then activate Airplane mode, and return to see the Instagram stories
- View the Instagram stories.
- Before turning on the Airplane mode all of the stories are pre-loaded on your phone, you possibly can view the stories without the internet.
- Because of activated Airplane mode, your views are not counted
2 .Web browser extensions
You can use the Google Chrome browser for this purpose. In the Chrome Store, you will find an extension called Hiddengram – view insta stories anonymously.
After installing it in your browser, you can easily see the Instagram stories on your desktop that too without your views getting counted.
FastSave for Instagram another similar extension with the identical performance as 1st one.
This will allow you to view stories without login, and most importantly, the stories will continue to appear as unseen, even if you have seen them all
3. Open a new Instagram account
This trick is very simple and classic too. You have to just create a new Instagram account. Be aware before giving your details and photos.
This new account should not contain any pieces of information related to your original account. And try to provide the details that may interest the person.
That person should let you follow him/her after seeing your profile. In this way, you can make your profile look genuine.
And that’s all, you can view his/her Instagram stories as a new follower of that person
So, friends, these are some of the best real tricks or just the way to view someone’s Instagram stories anonymously.
If you ask which method I would prefer, then I may go for the online website method to secretly see Instagram stories.
We have tried out all these tricks and they are doing absolutely fine to spy all Instagram stories. If you know any additional ways to watch Insta stories sneakily, you are free to comment below.
Using Instagram Stories is a great way to update your followers with photos and videos you want to share but don’t want to post on your main feed since they expire within 24 hours.
You can even add your location to your Story by utilizing the app’s in-built geotagging feature, letting viewers know where you are.
Whether you want to show your appreciation for a particular restaurant or landmark or you simply want it to be known that you’re on vacation in Paris or Bali, adding your location to your Instagram story is quick and easy.
Here’s how to do it.
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How to add a location on an Instagram story
1. Open Instagram on your smartphone or tablet’s home screen by tapping on the app icon.
2. Swipe left from your Instagram feed to open the Story screen.
3. Either take a photo or video or select one from your device’s library that you want to post to your Story.
4. In the upper right-hand corner of your screen, tap the icon that looks like a smiling face inside a Post-It note to reveal a list of options.
5. Tap “Location.”
6. Either choose a nearby location from the automatically generated location lists or type in the location you wish to tag, then tap to select.
7. Adjust the location tag where you want it to appear on the Story.
8. Tap “Your story” to post.
Watch Instagram Stories anonymously and download them with Instagram Story Viewer. Save stories IG from any public profile automatically — free, compatible with any device, no third app installation.
What is a Story Viewer for Instagram?
Instagram Story Viewer is a free online web service that allows the watching of Instagram Stories without a trace. You can view all active Stories and Highlights of any public Instagram account.
Additional features – save a Story to any device in one click and download Story updates automatically.
What does it mean when you say I can autosave Story updates?
Our innovative Story Viewer for Instagram will track every new Story a user you monitor has uploaded. You can monitor up to 100 profiles, and their Stories will be collected in your Inflact profile. No constant tracking. The subscription tariffs for the update autosave are:
- 3 profiles – $3 per month
- 10 profiles – $1 3-days trial, then $9 a month
- 100 profiles – $49 a month
Why use an anonymous Story Viewer for Instagram?
Let’s say you have a list of users that post Stories you are eager to see right now. Now you don’t need to create fake accounts.
With the help of this web service, you quickly and anonymously get access to all Instagram Stories of any public account, without revealing who you are. You can see Stories of people who blocked you on Instagram.
You will never appear in the viewer lists since you do not enter your data to gain access to the Stories.
How to see Instagram Stories?
Everything is straightforward:
- Write a username in the search bar;
- Click on the Search button;
- All the content is now available to you.
Remember, you can also download Stories as well as viewing them anonymously.
Do I need to download or install anything?
No. Forget about installing third-party apps and enjoy Stories from our free web service. Just enter the profile name. You can do it from any device with Internet access.
Should I pay to view Stories anonymously?
No, the feature is free and unlimited. We also offer paid packages for your convenience. If you need to track and save Stories anonymously for several profiles, choose the most suitable tariff.
Where can I view Instagram Story downloads on a smartphone?
All your downloads are instantly saved in your Photos or Gallery.
Is it possible to use the tool as a desktop viewer?
You can watch anonymously absolutely any Instagram content from a computer, phone, tablet, etc. There are no limits.
DonвЂ™t panic just yet!
An Instagram test feature that changes how users see their Instagram Story viewer counts is getting the chop. If you’re part of the small group that got the update, you might be wondering why you can’t see Instagram Story view counts and instead only see the word “views” at the bottom of your screen. Here’s the deal with the beta feature, which Instagram first began testing at the end of last year.
The tech giant, which recently began testing a feature that would allow people to choose if and how they see “likes” on their content, began testing out a similar “views” feature for Instagram Story in late 2020. If you were part of the small test group of iOS and Android users, you were no longer able to see the total number of views your Instagram Story had gotten at the bottom of your mobile device screen. Instead, you only saw the word “views” or “seen by” and had to tap on that in order to see an actual number of people who’d viewed it alongside a full list of the account names who had watched your Story.
Since Instagram has been testing removing Story view counts since late 2020, you may have been missing it for a while or more recently noticed it. Unfortunately, if you’ve been impacted, there’s nothing you can do about it at the moment вЂ”В but Instagram has good news for users in the test. As of May 13, Instagram is no longer testing removing the number of views on the corner of your Story. In a May 13 email to Elite Daily, Instagram says it “[plans] to fix the issue and restore the view count for people” and a fix should come out “within the next week,” so it’s a good idea to make sure you have the most up-to-date version of Instagram downloaded on your phone.
Some Instagram users thought the test removal of Story views was related to reports from Instagram users that accused the tech company of “shadowbanning” accounts that spoke out on the escalating violence in Palestine. Many accounts took to social media to complain that their Instagram Story posts about the conflict reportedly received far lower views than their other Instagram Stories. Elite Daily reached out to Instagram for comment on the reports, but Instagram was unable to provide a comment on the reports at the time of publication.
Prior to the issue of reported lower Story views for posts about Palestine, Instagram addressed a similar issue on May 5 and May 6 of content not showing up in Stories that affected users in Colombia, the United States, Canada, and East Jerusalem. Instagram tells Elite Daily that this issue was due to a bug that targeted all Stories that contained re-shared content, Highlights, and Archives, and was not meant to impact Stories about a certain political issue.
Instagram tells Elite Daily, “It was not our intention at all to remove posts about any cause in particular.” It’s important to note that this issue is separate from the claims about IG Stories about Palestine reportedly recieving fewer views.
As for the Story view count, make sure to keep updating your Instagram app and keep an eye out for a fix in the coming days.
‘Not widely used,’ the company says
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Instagram photo maps, which displayed the pictures you had taken according to where you had taken them, are going away. The company confirmed to Mashable today that it has begun removing the maps from the service. “Photo Map was not widely used, so we’ve decided to remove the feature and focus on other priorities,” Instagram said in a statement. “You will still be able to see location tags on individual posts.” You can still view your own map for now, but the ability to look at other people’s maps has disappeared with the latest update to the app.
I had forgotten photo maps even existed until a few minutes ago. To find them you had to tap on a person’s profile and then find the small-ish location icon located underneath their bio. Once you did, you found a map with stacks of photos arranged based on where you had taken them. Zoom in on the map and you could get a more fine-grained view.
This was a fun feature for Instagram employees, who are well paid and frequently travel around the world taking pictures of their adventures. But most people don’t do much international travel, and so their photo maps looked like one giant stack of photos sitting on top of the city where they live. Little wonder, then, that Instagram is killing it off.
One of my more private pleasures in life is waking up, scrolling through the people who have viewed my Instagram story over the past 24 hours, and seeing the shiny handle of the person I have a crush on. Why does it feel so darn good when your crush always watches your instagram stories? I know that in the grand scheme of things, it’s a relatively small digital action. But it’s difficult to ignore the feeling I get every time I see their handle in plain sight вЂ”В as if I’ve been panning for gold in a river and finally found a shiny nugget.
I know from personal experience that looking at someone’s Instagram story is an action so commonplace in the year of 2019 that it’s largely not a big deal. But somehow, I still hope to see my crush’s name pop up on the list of those who have viewed my story, even though I understand that it may not mean anything. In fact, I know plenty of people who I don’t necessarily even like, but whose Instagram stories I still watch. But still, it opens up the allure of possibility: Maybe, just maybe, my crush watching 30 consecutive stories of me doing my makeup in the morning (it’s kind of a performance art, IDK) means she likes me. It’s that morsel of hope that makes it all so mouthwateringly satisfying.
According to dating expert, coach, and dating app ghostwriter Meredith Golden, someone consistently watching your Instagram story isn’t necessarily meaningless вЂ” all communication can matter, regardless of how indirect it may be. Golden explains that Instagram engagement can be a good thing, as well as a potential sign of interest. Moreover, the act of someone watching your Instagram story likely holds a mysterious power because it’s so open to interpretation. “If someone is continuously clicking on a story, thereвЂ™s definitely an interest in seeing what a poster is up to,” she says. “It doesn’t mean that theyвЂ™re in love necessarily, but they certainly arenвЂ™t skipping the posts.”
This can be particularly significant for crushes or “situationships” that are lack definition. In fact, when you’re fostering a crush early on, Instagram may even be your only method of connection. In 2019, uploading an amalgamation of media and videos to your Instagram story can allow someone you’re interested in to peek through a small window into your personal life вЂ” in hopes that the object of your affection will see it and take notice. This is a phenomenon largely known as Gatsbying, and requires a certain amount of shared vulnerability. It can be scary to hope that the object of your affection cares enough to watch along, in plain site.
“ItвЂ™s always better to have someone engage with you, even if itвЂ™s as small as a social media story, than ignore you,” says Golden. She also explains that it can feel great when your crush watches your Instagram story because the action could potentially validate any mutual interest. Patterns can be significant вЂ” does your crush seemingly wait until the very end of the day to watch the story? Perhaps they were trying their best not to watch it and eventually caved or maybe they watch everyone’s stories before they fall asleep. Does your crush watch all your story the second that you post them? This suggests that they’re interested in what you post and don’t mind that you’ll see their consistent views. Golden explains that even though it is a relatively small interaction, this level of engagement is always better than none at all.
“It’s such a weird feeling because I’ve never been one to pay attention to my Instagram story views,” Lauren, 24, tells Elite Daily. “But when I noticed that she consistently viewed them pretty quickly after I posted them, I found myself finding excuses to post stories. When I was younger, if I had a crush, I tried to dress nicer or look a certain way to impress them. Or later, in college, I’d try to impress them by seeming as though I had my sh*t together in a class. But now, with Instagram stories, because my crush lives out of state, I find myself revisiting this same feeling of ‘notice me,’ but through Instagram stories. It’s wild.”
According to Golden, it’s totally normal to want to get your crush’s attention. As a result, checking in to see if that significant person has seen your stories can make a ton of sense. Even though you know that i very well may be a small, meaningless action, you’re also offering them a considerable glimpse into your life.
However, the stagnancy of checking to see if your crush has watched your story can feel like a version of pining for someone who you never make actually contact with, and that can majorly start to hurt. So while there’s technically nothing wrong with getting excited when your crush watches your story, don’t forget that the most important connections are made through direct communication, in the DMs or IRL.
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Google Photos’ new search interface. Image: Google
After five years as the dominant solution for photo storage across platforms, Google Photos is getting a big new redesign. The refreshed look, which includes fresh ways to navigate the app and a simplified pinwheel icon, is designed to better highlight your favorite old pictures, Google said. It also answers the top feature request Google says it’s received: a map view that lets you explore the photos and videos that you’ve taken by location.
“A lot of people really love the product, and the reason they love it is a little bit different than what we initially designed it for,” said David Lieb, product lead for Google Photos. “The thing they really love it for is this idea of nostalgia, and reminiscing, and looking back on your photos. So in this redesign, we decided to really lean into that. We think in the long run, that is the unique, durable value of Google Photos.”
The new Google Photos opens to a tab simply called Photos that contains both old favorites and recent shots. At the top of the tab, you’ll see Memories, a private archive of your old photos that you browse like Instagram Stories. (Introduced last year, the feature now has more than 120 million monthly users, the company said.) In addition to photos from years ago, you’ll also see a new section of Memories called “Recent Highlights.” That’s Google’s effort to showcase the best of your recent shots, along with automated creations like collages and animations that the app creates on your behalf. (Those creations previously appeared a tab called For You, which has disappeared.)
The new Memories story viewer in Google Photos. Image: Google
Below Memories, you’ll see your recent photos in reverse chronological order, with some subtle changes to their design and placement. Google Photos now makes automated guesses about which pictures you’re likely to find the most interesting, enlarging them in the feed as you scroll. Expect to see pictures of photos, babies, and landmarks rendered more prominently, with receipts, parking places, and whiteboard images shown a little smaller. Google also reduced the space between photos in the grid.
The search tab shows off Google’s machine learning capabilities, which have grown powerful in ways that people who use Photos only occasionally may not have fully realized. The top of the tab shows you the people and pets who appear most often in your photos and videos, which, for me, continues to be one of the best ways to browse the app.
Below that, you’ll find the new Places view, which allows you to browse photos and videos you’ve taken on a map. Tap “view all” on places, and you’ll see a grid of locations where you’ve taken a lot of images, and when you tap into one, you’ll see a clever two-paned view. On top is the map, which Google renders with hotspots showing where you’ve taken the most photos and images. Below is a grid of the photos on the map. Tap a hotspot on the map, and the grid beneath will shift to show only the photos in the hotspot. It’s a fast, fun way to browse a location and remember things you did in a given area.
The new map view in Google Photos. Image: Google
“When you’re looking at your photos on a map, you want to see both your photos and the map at the same time,” Lieb said. “And surprisingly, nobody is doing it this way.”
Search also offers a clever “Things” view that tries to capture photos related to your interests. After spending the past few months making pandemic cookies, I was delighted to see that Google had created a new “baking” tab for me to look back on my recent creations. Search also lets you search your archive for dedicated categories, including screenshots, selfies, videos, and Google’s automated creations.
The final tab is called Library, and it’s a grab bag: a print store for turning your photos into prints and books, a link to utilities like a photo scanner and a tool for making animations, access to your deleted photos, and a list of your albums.
It wouldn’t be a Google app if it didn’t have a somewhat awkward messaging feature. Tap the speech bubble at the top of the app, and you’ll see a list of photos that you’ve shared, along with any conversations you’ve had around them with your friends. I’ve found Photos messaging more useful in theory than in practice. It’s hampered by the fact that Google doesn’t associate images with real identities, and so it has a hard time understanding who my friends and family are. (It’s also usually just easier to send a quick photo or two via SMS or another social app.)
I’ve found myself taking fewer photos than normal after months of sheltering in place, but Lieb said usage of Photos continues to grow during the pandemic. “Even when you’re stuck at home, you do want to record what was going on in your life,” Lieb said. “So we see people doing it even more today.”
The Google Photos redesign is now rolling out on Android and iOS.
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