Ever wanted to have a peek at someone’s Instagram Story but you don’t wanna seem like stalker Joe from You? Well, there’s a sneaky-ass way to view IG Stories anonymously and it’s an absolute game-changer for all your perving needs.
There’s a third party website, aptly titled Insta-Stories, where you can type in someone’s handle and view their Instagram Stories without your name showing up on their list of people who have viewed their shit.
You don’t even need to sign in to Instagram to make it work, so there’s absolutely no way it can be traced back to you! Cool, huh? The only catch is that their profile must be public for you to do it.
I’m gonna chuck my own profile in there to give you an example, ya ready?
As you can see, I’ve typed my Instagram handle into the search bar, then I’ve hit search, and up pops my Instagram page:
You’ll notice that beside my handle it even says ‘Anonymous profile view’, just to hammer in the fact that this is totally anonymous (read: sneaky as fuck).
Then you can click on the icon to view the IG Stories, just as you would on someone’s Instagram page, and up pops the content they’ve shared:
That’s a video of the river walk I did on my lunch break, in case you’re wondering.
And there ya go! Happy stalking. Oh, on the subject of stalking, I discovered another hack recently that you might be interested in.
A TikTok vid, that was first shared by The Wash, has cracked the code to revealing who has been having a good ol’ stalk of the people you’ve tagged in your Instagram Stories.
The video itself targets the user’s ex-boyfriends, as she’s captioned it: “So I decided to see who will click on my fake boyfriend’s name.”
And here’s one last hack, for the road: Remember when Instagram said BYE BITCH to likes and view counts? Welp, it looks like the visible like count is back with a vengeance.
If the thought of this terrifies you, head here for instructions on how to turn it off so no one can see your like count but you.
No need to thank me for all of these, by the way. You’re most welcome.
Matty Galea is the Senior Entertainment Editor at Pedestrian who also dabbles in woo-woo stuff like astrology and crystals and has been penning horoscopes since the start of his career. He also Tweets about pop culture and astrology and posts spicy content on Instagram.