Can Someone See My Story if They Unfriended Me: The social media world is populated by tons of different platforms, each of which wants to stand out in the crowd and make its mark on the web. While there were, are, and will always remain innumerable platforms trying to be the next leader of social media, less than a few make a difference in this ever-changing world. Such platforms- that have built their brand even in a state of nail-biting competition- exist, but not in abundance.
When Snapchat was founded in 2011, Facebook was already the undisputed king of social media. Instagram was witnessing a dramatic rise in growth. Snapchat had but a challenge to make its own identity. Years later, as we talk about it today, we know the snapping platform has made an identity of its own- a unique one.
Snapchat’s interactive interface, one-of-a-kind features, and strict (sometimes confusing) privacy settings have kept its users interested in the platform for months and years. And today, we will talk about a topic that revolves around one such unique feature of Snapchat: stories.
Stories on Snapchat allow you to see snaps from your friends in an interesting way and help you be updated on what’s happening in your friends’ life. But what happens when a Snapchat friend deletes (unfriends) you on Snapchat? Can you see their story anymore? More importantly, can they see your story?
These are some questions we will answer in this blog. Keep reading if you’re interested in finding out these details about your Snapchat stories.
If Someone Deleted Me from Snapchat, Can They Still See My Story?
Firstly, what do you mean by “deleted”? We ask this because, on Snapchat, there is no such option as “delete” in the context of friends. You cannot delete a friend. You can eliminate someone from your friend list or block them on Snapchat.
Therefore, if you say that someone deleted you on Snapchat, it can mean two things: someone either unfriended or blocked you on Snapchat. Depending on what you mean, the other person might or might not be able to see your stories on Snapchat.
Let’s consider each case separately to answer your question better.
Case 1: If someone removed you as a friend on Snapchat
If someone removed you as a friend on Snapchat, you two are no longer friends. This can have a direct impact on whether they can see your stories.
However, the major deciding factor here is not whether you both are friends but whether your story settings allow them to see your stories. In other words, whether someone can see your stories depends on your story settings. Let’s see how it works.
Snapchat’s story settings allow users to set and modify their story viewership. You have three options to set who can view your story: Everyone, Friends Only and Custom.
Since the person unfriended you on Snapchat, they can only see your story if your story viewership is set to Everyone. If your story viewership is set to “Friends Only,” the person won’t be able to see your story.
Case 2: If someone blocked you on Snapchat
In this case, there is a straight answer: NO.
Blocking someone is an extreme step. If someone blocked you on Snapchat, they have explicitly conveyed to Snapchat that they don’t want to have any contact with you. And Snapchat makes sure their wish is fulfilled. Therefore, once someone blocks you on Snapchat, neither of you two can see the other’s story.
Therefore, if someone blocks you on Snapchat, they can no longer see your story.