Only certain Instagram content can be viewed by you. This is how and what to know…
Since its inception in 2010, Instagram has been the most popular social media platform for photo sharing. Since its inception, Instagram has seen more than 95 million photos uploaded every day. Perhaps you are just curious about who sees your Instagram Stories, posts, and profiles.
Here are some things you need to know about how you can track who views your Instagram posts.
Is it possible to see who is viewing your Instagram?
Instagram can show you who has viewed your content and profile. It’s no surprise that popular questions such as “Can you see who viewed your Instagram posts?” are very common.
It is possible to see who has viewed your Instagram videos and photos, but this is only for Stories. This function is not available for regular video and photo posts. You can’t see who has viewed your Instagram photos and videos.
You can however see how many views a video has.
You can view the number of people who visited your business account on Instagram over the past week or the number that saw your content in their feeds. However, you can’t view the list usernames.
Unless you have a reason to, regular posts will only contain information about who liked the photo or commented on it.
How to see who viewed your Instagram story
Now that you are aware that your Instagram Story can be viewed by anyone who is interested, how do you access this information within the app?
These steps are all you need to do:
- Tap Your Story to open your Story.
- Swipe up to reveal the screen. The number of people who have viewed each video or photo in your Story and their account usernames will be displayed. This information is only available to you.
You can see who has seen your Story up to 48 hours after it was posted if it has been expired (more than 24 hours have passed since you posted it).
Go to your profile. Follow these steps to get started:
- Tap the icon in the top left with three horizontal lines.
- Tap Archive.
- To open the dropdown menu, tap the title at top of screen if you don’t see the Stories Archive page.
- Archive Select Stories
- Tap on the Story you wish to view and swipe up or tap the icon at bottom left.
Replays are included in the number of Story views. If the same account views your Story multiple times, you may see more views than usernames.
These are some tips to increase engagement with your Instagram Stories.
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How to see how many views your Instagram video has
You can see how many people have viewed your Instagram videos. This makes them distinct from regular photos posts which only show likes.
These steps will allow you to see how many people have seen your Instagram video:
- Open the Instagram profile tab and tap the video you wish to view.
- You’ll find that the video has been liked by another user. Tap on other.
- The number of views for your video is the first number shown on the screen below. The second number indicates how many people have liked your video.
Although you cannot view all viewers’ usernames individually (but you can scroll through this list to see usernames of everyone who liked the videos), You can search for a specific person using the search bar at top.
Videos only have the views total. The details pane for photos will only display the users who liked it.
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Is there a third-party app that allows you to see who viewed your Instagram profile?
What do you do if your favorite apps lack the functionality you want? Some people might search the web for third-party apps. Do not be misled by applications that claim this.
SecurityScorecard’s Alex Heid stated in an article about Reader’s Digest that “anything that advertises a feature that displays who viewed your profile would be illegal and should be avoided. It is most likely an app that is only there to collect data from those who use it.”
Instagram was purchased by Facebook in 2016. Both have similar privacy settings. You can’t also see who has viewed you Facebook profile.
Instagram lets you see details about who has viewed your content
Instagram may add an option that allows users to view the photos of others. In the meantime, you can only keep tabs on who is viewing your Stories and how many videos are being shared.
Do you want to make amazing collages for Stories? This guide will show you how to add multiple images into your Instagram Stories.