How to preview Instagram Stories


There is no social network that does not have one characteristic that makes it its main attraction. If we talk about Instagram, the most interesting attraction it offers us are the Stories. This format, a short video that can include images and music, was born from the hand of Snapchat.

It was born from Snapchat and quickly the Meta group (Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram) adopted it on their platform, being in the case of Instagram, one of its main attractions. If you want to know how to see instagram previews, I invite you to keep reading.

Instagram, like Facebook and WhatsApp, store a record of all users who access the Stories that are published. That is, if your neighbor publishes a Story on Instagram and agrees to view it, that Story will record that you have accessed it, information that your neighbor can access.

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However, not all users of this platform want to publicize that they browse the stories of others. The best solution to avoid entering the list of people who browse the Stories of our friends, neighbors, co-workers ... is to follow the advice that I show you below.

Activate airplane mode

Disable airplane mode

Airplane mode has always been the most effective solution to avoid the registration practices that this platform has, like Snapchat. If you activate the airplane mode at the exact moment, you will prevent the platform from knowing about it and making sure that your visit is recorded.

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To use airplane mode to view a preview an instagram story, we must perform the steps as I show you below.

  • First of all, we must open the application and wait a few seconds until all the stories are loaded in the app.
  • When each and every one of them has been loaded, we activate airplane mode of our device (sliding your finger from top to bottom and click on the plane icon).
  • Then we access the Stories in which we do not want to leave a trace of our visit.
  • Once we have finished viewing the Stories, we must slide our finger from the bottom up and close the app completely before disabling airplane mode.

Thus we will make the application forget that we have accessed it and it will include us in the registry of people who have seen a specific Story.

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Through the BlindStore application we can watch and download Stories without leaving any trace on the platform of the people we follow. In addition, it also allows us to receive a notification from the person (s) that we are most interested in publishing new content on Instagram.

The operation of the application is very simple, since we only have to enter account name to start browsing your account without knowing who has done it.

The free version of this application has a limitation regarding the number of Stories that we can see every 12 hoursHowever, it is more than enough to browse the publications of our friends, family or acquaintances, as long as not all of them publish Stories on a daily basis.

BlindStore also allows us store Stories on our device on our device, a function that we can perform automatically as long as we pay for it, since this function is not available to users other than the free version.

Blind Story Saver for Instagram
Blind Story Saver for Instagram



We can not only use a smartphone to browse on Instagram, since, in addition, we can also do it through any desktop browser visiting the Instagram website.

In addition, we can also do it completely anonymously and completely free of charge through the extension hiddengram, a completely free extension available for Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and any other Chromium-based browser.

Once we have installed the extension in our browser, we will access the Instagram website and we enter our account data. Before visiting any History in which we do not want to leave our trace, we must click on the application icon to activate incognito mode.

If the extension is shown in red, it means that it is activated. If, on the contrary, it is shown in green, it means that it is not working. We can leave it activated by default in order to avoid that on some occasion we can forget to activate it.

In this way, the user who has published the Story on Instagram it will never know that we have accessed it. This application is available for download through the Web Chrome Store by clicking on this link.

Anonymous View for Instagram Stories

Another extension for Microsoft's Chrome and Edge browser is Anonymous View for Instagram Stories, an application that we can also download for free through this link and that works similar to Hiddengram.

Other methods

Swipe the feed partially

Some publications suggest that yes partially swiping the feed to access a Story published on Instagram, our visit will not be stored in the registry. The problem with this trick is that it does not allow us to see the complete History and conditions.

In addition, the slip it must be to reach 30 or 40% of the publication, a precision that not everyone will be able to calculate, so I do not invite you to try it, since it is not known for sure what percentage of the History is shown on the screen to be counted as a visit.

The best method to avoid having to visit Instagram as if we were a surgeon (due to the precision when displaying the Stories in our feed) is use airplane mode.

Block user

Block Instagram user

Another trick that we can also see online to see Instagram previews is that as soon as we see the visit we have to block the user.

Let's see: if you follow the user Why are you going to block it? Why is the visit not stored? Once you unlock it to access its content again, it will count the visit again.

Keep in mind that this process it's automatic and done instantly, so once you have visited a story, you will be listed among the people who have seen it. Before blocking and unblocking a user, it is recommended to use airplane mode.

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