Why Can’t I See Who Viewed My Story On Facebook?

Ever since they were rolled out in 2017, Stories have been a popular feature on Facebook. And this popularity is not surprising, provided that such has been the craze of this feature on most other platforms. If you like using Facebook and regularly share your stories with your friends and followers, you must be aware of how you can customize the viewership of your stories in just a few taps. Facebook allows you to decide who can and cannot view your story by changing the privacy settings.

why can’t i see who viewed my story on facebook

You can also see the people who have seen your story and those who have liked or commented on it. But sometimes, the story viewers list behaves a bit differently, due to which you cannot see who viewed your story.

Of late, many users have been complaining about such an issue on Facebook that prevents them from seeing the identity of the user who viewed their story. If you are one of them, you must be confused about why the Viewers list shows you “1 other viewer” or “2 other viewers” instead of the names of these viewers.

In this blog, we will talk about why you might not see your Facebook story viewers for some stories and how you can fix this issue.

Why Can’t I See Who Viewed My Story On Facebook?

Whenever a friend views your Facebook story, you can easily know that they have viewed it by swiping up your story as described above. But if you cannot see who viewed your story, it can mean one of these things:

  1. No one has viewed your story yet.
  2. Your internet connection is slow.
  3. There is a technical glitch or bug in Facebook.
  4. People who are not your friends have viewed your story.

While the first two reasons are trivial and can be solved without any help, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling Facebook to fix any bugs or glitches.

It is a bit tricky when it comes to the fourth reason. When you set the story audience to Public, you can see the number of your story viewers as usual. But when you tap on the number to see the list of viewers, not all viewers always appear on the list. At the bottom of the list of visible viewers, you would see something like Others•5.

This number at the bottom represents the number of viewers who are not your friends but have seen your story. You cannot see their identity, just the number. But they can see your story because you have set it to Public.

So, whenever you upload a story for everyone to see, you might not see all the viewers’ names. Those you can see on the Viewers list are your friends who have seen the story, while the remaining viewers are not in your friend list.

Can you see who appears as “Others” in the story viewers list?

We know you might want to see who has viewed your story on Facebook. But sadly, there is no way to see the “others” who have seen your story. Since your story is available for the world to see, anyone can knowingly or accidentally view your story and be counted as one of the “others” at the end of the Viewers list. But you can’t see them as they are not your friends.

How to see the complete list of people who viewed your story?

There is only one way you can ensure that you see everyone who viewed your story– by not allowing “others” to see your story in the first place!

In other words, ensure that the next time you share a story, the audience is not set to Public. This way, people who are not your friends won’t be able to see your story. This might not seem the best option, but if you don’t like people anonymously viewing your story, you can prevent that only by changing your story audience.

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