After Facebook, Instagram is the most used social media platform in Germany. The story function also enjoys great popularity. The only disadvantage is that stories cannot be viewed anonymously. But with two tricks, users can also view stories unrecognized.
There are many reasons why users want to view the Instagram story of a contact or a stranger anonymously. Since Instagram copied and introduced Snapchat’s feature, it has become more and more popular. The service, which is part of Facebook, has recently been adding new features to the function.
However, as soon as you watch a story on Instagram, the author can see this. And most people also check to see who viewed their account. But there are a few tricks on how you can view stories and remain undetected.
For Google’s Chrome browser, there is an extension “Chrome IG Story” which allows users to view Instagram stories anonymously.
With this free extension, you can get a little bit more out of the feature. For example, the add-on allows users to view Instagram stories without their online friends noticing. In the Instagram app on your smartphone, this doesn’t work. Instagram stories can also be saved on the computer with a right-click.
“Chrome IG Story” also allows you to search for stories (users, hashtags, location) or view stories from Instagram channels that you don’t follow at all.
At CHIP you can download the add-on for free.
Relatively new and even more practical is the website “storiesig.com”, built by a developer from Chile. No download or installation is necessary here. Users have to go to the site and type in the name of the Instagram account whose story they want to see.
Saved highlight stories can also be viewed this way. No registration is necessary for the service. The download function is also practical. However, there is one restriction: Anonymous viewing of stories only works if the account in question is public.