Instagram is one of the largest social networking sites of all time, second only to Facebook. It’s also one of those platforms where you can meet someone new and verify whether they’re genuine. So, this naturally opens you up to many social opportunities, doesn’t it? It’s always exciting when you finally stumble upon someone new and genuinely like them. However, today’s dating scene is different from how it was a decade ago; it’s preferable if you aren’t entirely upfront about the depth of your feeling from day one.
Instead, you should be trying to understand what’s going through their mind while acting casual on your part.
We know this sounds like dating advice from a really bad reality TV show, but trust us, this is how most adults operate today. If the other person even catches a whiff of anything more than casual attraction from you, they might even bail when they get a chance.
There’s no point in showing your cards and throwing the ball in their court until you’re clear that they’re in this for the long run with an endgame. Giving that much power to the other person in a relationship isn’t only pointless but also bad for your mindset and mental health.
So, until you’re both on the same page about the future, it appears like you’ll have to settle for story views and post likes. We know online dating isn’t the same as a real date, but that’s what Covid has given us.
If you’ve found someone on Instagram, it’s natural to be eager about whether or not they’ve seen your stories or if they were the first one to like one of your posts.
Don’t worry; that is what we’re here to help you out with. In today’s blog, we’ll talk about whether or not you can tell who viewed your Instagram story first.
How to Tell Who Viewed Your Instagram Story First
A few Instagram updates ago, all Instagram story viewers’ list was arranged in reverse chronological order. That means whoever saw your story first is at the bottom of the list, and recent viewers are at the top. However, in a new update, it looks like Instagram has switched up this feature a little.
Instead of letting that reverse chronological order stay, the list is now modified after the first 50 viewers. After the 50th viewer, the list changes; the users you’re most active with or would be the most interested in, according to the Instagram algorithm, are placed at the top.
Firstly, let’s see why this feature is helpful. If you have thousands of followers, then it’s obvious that the person whose view you’re looking for must be someone that you interact with a lot, right? And, of course, it’s not an easy task to comb through thousands of viewers for that person. So, to make your work easier, Instagram presents your most interactive friends on the platform at the top.
There are a few ways Instagram determines which user you’ll be the most interested in seeing. Most of the time, it depends on liking and commenting on posts and profile visits.
Moreover, as you might know, Instagram and Facebook belong to the same parent family, the Meta Group of Companies. Let’s say that you and your friend, with who you largely interact on Facebook but not as much on Instagram, have both linked your Instagram and Facebook profiles. From the compiled data, one could gather that you’re close to this person, and they must be who you’re looking for, even if you don’t interact that much on Instagram.
So, the Instagram story viewers’ list changes completely after the first 50 viewers. If you want to learn who viewed your story first, just keep checking in immediately after uploading the story. You’ll start seeing a common name after a while.
In the end
As we end this blog, let us recap all that we’ve talked about today.
Whenever we meet someone new that we’re interested in, it’s natural to become eager about generally silly things like story views and post likes.
If you wish to find out who viewed your Instagram story first, we can help you with that. All you need is to keep checking the viewers’ list after uploading the story. In less than five minutes, we’re sure the person who regularly sees your stories first will show up.
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