Instagram is one of the largest social media platforms worldwide, with more than two billion monthly active users. It’s second only to Facebook, which has more than three billion monthly active users. Instagram was launched in 2010, and it was on its path to success even then. Millennials were hooked on Instagram at that time, but it’s nothing compared to the way Gen Z can’t get off the Instagram mobile app.
Granted, more than a few changes had to be made to ensure the platform’s safe for 13-year-old users. However, Instagram kept its striking originality alive through it all, which isn’t an easy feat to accomplish. Snapchat, for example, changed its principle concept of snaps by adding a way to save snaps due to consumer demands.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss why the same person appears at the top of your viewers’ list on your Instagram story.
Why is Always the Same Person on Top Viewers on Instagram Story?
The stories feature is one of the most liked features on the platform, even though it wasn’t exactly welcomed by the users initially. As with several other updates and features, the users slowly came around to using the feature and realized that it wasn’t that bad!
The feature got even better when Instagram introduced the highlights, where you could save the stories that you happen to love more than the others. These highlights would then become a permanent part of your Instagram profile for new users. Isn’t that so convenient?
Now, if you’ve been an Instagram user for some time, you must know there’s a way to check who viewed your story on the platform. While it doesn’t tell you the exact time someone saw your story as WhatsApp does, it arranges the users in order of viewing.
However, it looks like Instagram has also added a bit of a twist to this feature. According to several user observations, Instagram firstly arranges the viewers’ list in reverse chronological order, with the first viewer at the bottom.
After the story gets around 50 views, Instagram switches things up. Instead of adding the most recent viewers to the top, they start pushing the viewers you most interact with.
In the end
As we end this blog, let us recap all that we’ve talked about today.
Instagram keeps switching up its features to keep the platform interesting and more and more helpful to the users.
If the same person is showing up at the top of your story viewers’ list, there’s a good chance you interact a lot on the platform. However, if that doesn’t seem to be the case, they visit your profile way more than necessary.
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