We all know Snapchat to be this amusing, popular social media platform that pays special attention to targeting teens and young adults. But what about the things that users often miss but are amazing features? Beyond the creative, colorful filters and disappearing messages, there are features never discussed before and a subculture of users who have discovered innovative ways to use Snapchat.
For starters, did you know that Snapchat’s filters aren’t just an idea for a quick laugh with friends? They’re based on advanced technology which uses facial recognition to map the user’s face and apply the filter in real-time.
But did you know some filters are location-based; and only appear in certain areas? This has led to a new level of geo-tagging, with users creating custom filters for their events, businesses, and even neighborhoods.
Snap Map is another interesting feature that admittedly has had a rocky path, but that doesn’t mean all it can be used for is stalking friends.
Today’s blog will discuss how to see who has viewed your Snapchat story after 24 hours.
How to See Who Viewed Your Snapchat Story After 24 Hours?
Is it possible for you to see who viewed your Snapchat story even though 24 hours have passed since you posted? Technically, there’s no way for you to do so. Snapchat is a secure platform, and the rules exist for a reason. After 24 hours, you can’t access your viewers’ list.
As Snapchat users, we’ve all experienced that sinking feeling when we post a story but forget to check the viewers’ list before it disappears. It feels like we’ve missed out on something, as we’ll never know who saw the story.
While it’s technically not possible to check the list after 24 hours, we do have a couple of tricks and hacks that might just work. We’ll now go over a few methods to help you see who viewed your Snapchat story even after its expiration.
Method 1: Use third-party apps.
As you can tell, there isn’t much to be done in this situation, and desperate measures often call for desperate solutions. There are many third-party apps available that claim to allow you to see who viewed your Snapchat story after 24 hours.
However, these apps often have the reputation of harming your account or your device, or both; they can certainly compromise your account’s security and privacy. They often require you to log in with your account’s password, which might put your account at risk of being hacked or phished.
If you do decide to use a third-party app, research it thoroughly beforehand and read reviews from users to ensure it’s safe and legitimate. You should only resort to this if you have no other option, and it’s worth it to risk your privacy.
SnapSpy is a popular tool that claims to show you who viewed your Snapchat story with other analytics like screenshots taken and times your story was replayed. However, it will ask you to log in with your Snapchat credentials, so use it at your own risk.
Method 2: Ask your friends directly.
If you don’t want to risk your privacy and security for just a little bit of online curiosity, we’re happy for you. After all, you can always ask your friends if they had a chance to see your Snapchat story.
While this isn’t the most efficient method, it’s a good way to get a rough idea of who could’ve seen it. It’ll also give you a chance to start a conversation with your friends and ask what they thought of your story.
When asking your friends if they saw your Snapchat story, it’s best to be as casual and light-hearted as possible. Coming across as too pushy or needy might make them suspicious and act calculatedly.
Start with a simple “Hey, did you happen to catch my Snapchat story yesterday?” and see where the conversation goes.
Method 3: Check Snapchat’s Insights
Lastly, we want to introduce you to a fairly inefficient device that might be unable to help you immediately. However, it’s a good tool to know about and might be useful to you in the future in a similar situation.
But we have to mention that this feature has many limitations. The most important one is that only those with a verified profile and/or 1000 subscribers can access their Insights. Snapchat has a feature, Insights, that offers to show you how many views your story received, along with other metrics like reach, engagement, and more.
Although it won’t directly let you see who viewed your story, it will give you an idea of how many people saw it.
Here’s how to access Insights
Step 1: Open the Snapchat mobile app on your smartphone device and tap your bitmoji icon at the screen’s top left to view Your Profile.
Step 2: Tap on the Insights tab. Scroll down to the Story section and tap on the story you want to check.
Step 3: You’ll see a graph that’ll show you the number of views your story received over time.
While this won’t tell you who viewed the story, it can give you a rough estimate of how many people saw it. We hope one of these methods can bring you the answer to your question. But if they don’t, we’re sure it won’t cause a problem big enough that you wouldn’t be able to tackle it. After all, it’s just one story, right?