View Old Instagram Stories: This is a complete guide on how do I watch other people’s older Instagram stories for free.
In fact, these are the same strategies you can use to view someone expired stories and highlight on Instagram.
So if you want to see other people’s old Instagram stories then you will love this guide.
Sound’s good? Let’s get started.
See Old Instagram Stories
Instagram, as we all know, is a popular social networking website just like Facebook where the users share their pictures and videos via stories feature.
You may connect to all your friends and family members on Instagram just by following them. Once you follow them, you can view and like their pictures, videos, and stories they share.
Instagram stories have a time-span of a maximum of 24 hours after which they disappear. Be it your story or someone else’s it will only stay for 24 hours unless it’s turned into a Highlight. If it’s a Highlight, it will stay until you remove it and this way the story will stay for more than 24 hours.
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It is very simple to check whether the story your friend’s profile has is a Highlight or not. All you need to do to check this is to open Instagram, open your friend’s profile and just below the story section see if you find any Highlight. In case the story is still available to view then it’s a Highlight, and you may also copy it if you really like it.
The story will be available for you to view anytime if it is posted as a Highlight. If you really liked the story you may copy it.
To copy the story you need to take a screenshot of it but be ensured that your friend will be notified that you took the screenshot of their story. Although there are various other ways to copy your friend’s story but the easiest of them all is take a screenshot of it.
If it is your own story that you posted, you may choose to click on the bottom left side of the main Story screen where you will see the icon of ‘Seen By’. You can save the story to your camera roll by choosing the Download option available.
How to View Someone’s Old Instagram Stories
- Open Instagram on your phone.
- Copy username whose old story you want to see.
- Go to Instagram Story Viewer website.
- Paste username and tap on the submit button.
- That’s it, next you will see old Instagram stories of all time.
In case, the Story belongs to someone else, you need to think more creatively to copy it. There are a few websites available that would allow you to view and save other users’ stories. A website named Storeisig allows users to view other user’s stories and also allows them to copy it. There is another website named Ninja Copy which also does the same thing, so you might use this website also to copy other’s stories.
Some of the stories posted by users are soo amazing that you crave to watch them over-n-over again because they are worth it. So, in this case, you may watch the story as many times as you want to keeping in mind the 24 hour time slab beyond which the story will disappear automatically.
You can open the story normally as you do every time you look forward to watching someone’s story and just keep replaying it again and again till the time you want to watch it. So either you watch it till it is there for 24 hours or you might get to watch it for an extended period of time if it is available as a Highlight. And you might also copy it by a screenshot as discussed earlier.
A reposted story cannot be turned into a Highlight, so if you try to do that you won’t succeed. Even though there are alternates available, still Instagram has no authority to save copies of any one’s story for any time or any reason. As discussed earlier that there is a website available to copy someone’s story named Storeisig and Ninja Copy.
But, if these also are of no help then, in that case, you can ask the person who posted that particular story to send you a copy of it. And once you get the copy, you may download it as per your choice. Once you have the Story on your camera roll, it’s your choice what you want to do with it, whether you want to post it or just keep it as safe in the memory to watch it whenever you wish to.
You may ask the person to send the story to you through email, DM or another way you feel it will be convenient for you to download it. Whether you know the person or not, you may just ask them for the Story in a decent manner stating how much you liked it and they won’t be able to deny your request as it would rather be a compliment for the Story they posted.
Keeping one’s ego aside, the other person will surely DM or email you their Story knowing the fact that their Story is actually being liked and appreciated by others. Thus, adding Stories on Instagram is an excellent feature that users enjoy doing. Every-day over millions of users posts their Stories which are liked by friends, families or even strangers in case they are following you.
The 24 hour time constraint adds so much of excitement as well as FOMO to the users that they keep on checking the app over and over again. It also encourages the users to put across their Stories more frequently as it would be available just for 24 hours and not be saved there as a permanent record which isn’t quite interesting to watch.
Watching a new Story every day adds to the fun and usage of the app which makes it even more interesting for the users. This way the Story feature is going to get more popular day by day as people enjoying doing it. Whether it is uploading your story or it is copying someone else’s people are fond of doing the same on the app.
So, to sum it up you cannot watch someone’s old Stories again unless they have been saved as a Highlight by the user. And if it a Highlight or not can be only found out by visiting their profile. If you are lucky enough you would find their old Instagram stories there under the Highlights section, if not then the Story just disappeared after completing its 24 hour time slab.