If there’s one social media platform that Gen Z simply cannot give up, it’s Instagram. Think about it; which platforms are the most popular among the younger generation today? There’s YouTube, the most used social media platform by Gen Z. Next up is TikTok, of course, then Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. When you think about TikTok and Instagram, which is more important? TikTok is mainly known to waste the time of teenagers with mind-numbing content and extremely average, or as Gen Z calls it, “mid” music. So, even though teenagers like it, it doesn’t mean it’s good for them.
Snapchat is a fun platform, but it doesn’t serve any important purpose. Its Unique Selling Point used to be the privacy it provided with snaps, but even that’s gone now. Most Snapchat users today are only there to maintain their streaks.
Twitter can be fun, but it still doesn’t trump the overall average, and often negative experience users have there. According to a survey conducted by Snapchat, Twitter makes users feel anxious, guilty, misinformed, depressed, isolated, and lonely. Yikes.
Last up, we have Pinterest, which is more of a fun mood-boarding activity. Will all your aesthetic needs be fulfilled there? Absolutely. Is there literally anything else you’ll like to do there? Mmm, not really.
Now, Let’s see what Instagram has to offer. First and foremost, most internet users created their accounts years ago and will hold on to them simply for their cringe posts. we have all our friends that we met on vacation there, too! But even besides that, Instagram is deeply rooted in our daily activities.
And even if none of this is enough to motivate someone to join the platform, the stellar privacy and security it provides certainly is, right? Even if you have a public account, you never have to worry about being harassed by other users or even by Instagram’s features.
In today’s blog, we’ll talk about whether or not you can view someone’s story by going to their profile, even if they have hidden it from you.
If Someone Hides You from Seeing Their Instagram Story, Can You Still See It by Visiting Their Profile?
If someone has hidden their Instagram story for you, that simply means you’re not to see their story. So no, you cannot see their Instagram story if it’s hidden. Although this didn’t work out in your favor, wouldn’t you agree that it’s a great example of how convenient Instagram’s security and privacy is?
However, we understand how little you must care about that if you’re in that situation. Don’t worry; we won’t be hanging you out to dry. We understand your frustration and have given you a few tips and tricks that might work out for you.
Before we proceed, let us say that if this situation has been caused by your actions, we won’t recommend trying to defy them. Even if you understood and apologized for your mistake, it doesn’t mean they’re under any obligation to accept your apology.
Trying to force your presence on someone isn’t just annoying; it’s also a sign of no self-respect. So, maintain your dignity and right your actions; they might just come back to you after noticing the change in your personality.
Getting back to it, here are a few methods you could try out.
Send them a request from another Instagram account.
One of the easiest ways to move ahead is to create or use your other account to send them a follow request. If they accept it, well done; you don’t need to read on. You’ve got the solution without breaking a sweat, but is it a permanent answer?
We didn’t think so. Although you did get to see their story for the time being, it doesn’t mean anything has changed. They’re still mad at you, and you haven’t done anything to get better yourself.
Check it out on a mutual friend’s smartphone.
Another way to see someone’s story after they’ve hidden it from you is to see it from another of their followers’ accounts. If this person happens to be close to you, this should be an easy feat for you.
Just ask one of your friends to send you a screenshot of their story, and you’re all set!
Talk it out with them calmly.
Now, let’s talk about the alternative, which is the difficult but right thing to do here. Instead of going down all sorts of shady paths to see their story, why don’t you go the correct way?
How about you approach them normally as you would if you were anyone else and ask them if they’ve hidden their story from you? Of course, this is only possible if you’re in the right and haven’t done anything to deserve this treatment.
Maybe it turns out they haven’t hidden their story from you after all, and it was just a mistake. Or maybe, it was just a misunderstanding that cleared up as soon as you approached them?
Even if they accept that they hid their story from you, at least you would’ve done the right thing by approaching them straight up. They might not forgive you, but they’ll respect you.
Most public profile owners on Instagram generally have to deal with an unprecedented amount of spam messages from their fans or haters. However, that doesn’t mean Instagram hasn’t provided them with the means to be private when they wish to.
For example, if a particular group of users seems to be replying unnecessarily to their story, they can simply hide it from them. And don’t worry; once hidden, no one can see the story by visiting the profile, nor will any other hack work in its place.
However, there are a few simple things that might help you. You can try sending them a follow request from your alternative Instagram account and hope they accept it. You could see their story on a mutual friend’s device if that doesn’t work.
Lastly, you can talk it out with them in person directly. The last one is the most mature and, therefore, the preferable option. If this blog has left you with any more questions, let us know in the comments, and we’ll get back to you!