View Someone’s Snapchat Story Without them Knowing: Snapchat is one of the most popular messaging and media sharing apps that are out there. In a short time, it has expanded its outreach to become the platform everyone is on.
You have to be credits to the app as well as the peer-induced fear of missing out. And hence, like it or hate it, you can’t ignore it. Because, honestly, all your friends, colleagues, and the whole of your social circle is busy socializing here.
Snapchat is the place for memories, shared instantly in snaps, stored in stories, and lived in groups. People flaunt the best moments in their stories, and as friends you share these moments with them.
But sometimes, you may want to partake in their joy discreetly. Sometimes, you may not have the time to reply to a story after seeing it and hence, may want to keep the view private.
Unfortunately, unlike WhatsApp, where you can just turn off your read receipts, Snapchat doesn’t allow you to not show it to people when you have read their messages or seen their stories.
But there are clever work around this if you want to achieve anonymity when viewing stories on Snapchat.
If you want to view someone’s Snapchat story without them knowing or anonymously then you will love this guide.
Sound’s good? Let’s get started.
What are Snapchat Stories?
Snapchat stories are images or videos you can upload to your profile that only stay there for twenty-four hours since the time of upload and disappear after that.
People whom you are friends with can view the stories in that time and you will be able to see their username under the view icon when they do so.
Similarly, when your friends post a story, it will appear on the top of your feed and when you view it, your friend will be able to see your username in story views.
How to View Someone’s Snapchat Story Without them Knowing
- Open Snapchat and tap on Stories at the bottom.
- Refresh the screen to load all the stories.
- After the stories are loaded, turn off your mobile data.
- Now you can view someone’s Snapchat story without them knowing.
- That way, your view will be stored on your device but not be sent to the server without internet.
- Remember that you can’t enable the data for the next 24 hours otherwise, your name listed on the story viewers list.
After twenty-four hours, even if it does get sent to the server, the story would have vanished, and the user won’t be able to see your view.
If you do not wish to part with your data connection for such a long time, there is another way as well. For this, you will need to open the Snapchat app and just keep it connected to the data for some time to let all the stories load. Then, in ten minutes or so, you can switch on airplane mode on your phone and see the story that you want to see.
At this point, your view has been recorded but not been sent to the server because you are not connected to the internet. As soon as you are back online, it will be sent to the server and the person will see your view on their story. To prevent this from happening, you need to stay in airplane mode and close Snapchat.
Now, go to the settings on your phone. Search for Snapchat in your search bar. You will see the app in the app settings menu. Click on it. You will be able to see a clear data icon at the bottom, click on it and tada! Your app cache is now gone and with it your recorded view as well. You can now safely switch off airplane mode and use the internet.
For iPhone users, instead of clearing the app cache, you will need to uninstall the app itself from the device. This will remove all app data from your phone. Then, you can again install Snapchat from the Apple store and continue using the app safely.
For Android users who want a bulletproof technique as well, viewing a story in airplane mode and then uninstalling the app is a good way. Although clearing the cache works all the time, this method eliminates the chances of failure completely. Just put your phone on airplane mode, view the story, uninstall the app, wait for some time to reconnect to the internet and install the app yet again! As simple as that.