How To View Instagram Stories Without An Account
If you've heard about a story you can't miss on Instagram, you might be wondering if you can see it without having to sign up for an account. This article shows you different ways to view an Instagram story without an account.
Actually, on Instagram, you have to log in to an account to see someone's story. Besides, you can only see the Stories of public accounts and you can only see them within 24 hours from the time they were posted. However, there are some tools that can help you.
How to View Instagram Stories Without an Account
You can look at Instagram Stories without an account by using software from a third party.
Someone important to you posted a story, and you want to read it as soon as possible. You don't have an Instagram account, though. You don't want to ask your friends for help because the person who posted the story can see who read it. If you go to the Instagram website, you'll only be able to sign up for an account. There's no way to get to the feed without signing up.
You don't need an Instagram account to see Instagram stories, but you do need the right third-party software. We've put together this list of the best ones out there, along with instructions on how to use them.
1. Insta-Stories Online
Insta-Stories Online is a free, easy-to-use tool that lets you see stories without having an account. Since it's a website, you don't have to download any apps or programs to use it. You don't even have to make an account to use it.
1. Open your browser and go to Insta-stories.online.
2. Type the person's "username" into the "search bar" and hit "Enter," or click on the "magnifying glass" icon on the right.
Don't forget any dashes, underscores, dots, or other punctuation marks in their username.
3. Once their profile shows up, click on the "circled profile icon" to get to their stories.
You can also scroll down to see all of that user's recent stories and choose the one you want to read.
Press the left or right arrow to see other stories the user has posted.
4. If you click the "Download" button in the top right corner of Insta-Stories Online, you can save stories to your device. You can also save the profiles you like by clicking on the heart icon to the right of the username. You can also read and save posts with this software.
Instadp also lets you view and download Instagram profile pictures, Reels, Posts, Highlights, and Videos, as well as Instagram stories.
Here's how you can use this tool to look at Instagram stories:
1. Open your web browser and go to the site for Instadp.
2. In the "username" box, type the person's "username" and press "Enter" or click on the "magnifying glass" icon.
3. Click Continue.
4. Scroll down to see if the user has posted any stories in the last 24 hours. Press the "Download" button if you want to save any of them.
Every profile you look at will be saved in "History," so you can always find it again if you need to.
Instadp is free to use and works on all platforms.
StoriesIG is yet another easy and free website for viewing and downloading Instagram stories. No matter what operating system you have, you can use it on both your computer and your phone. Use it by following the steps below:
1. Go to the StoriesIG site in your browser.
2. Type the profile's "username" into the search bar and hit "Enter" or click the double arrowhead icon on the right. Note if the username has any special characters.
3. The number of current stories will be shown to the right of the user's name. Just scroll down to see them, if there are any. Click "Download" to save them to your device.
4. You can also look at Instagram Highlights and download them with this tool. After you look for a username, just click "Highlights."
Mystalk is a little different from other apps that let you look at someone else's Instagram profile. Other websites automatically load a profile based on your search criteria, which means there's a small chance you'll get the wrong results, especially if there are a lot of accounts with the same username.
Mystalk lets you put in your username like other services, but it also lets you pick the right profile. You don't have to know the exact username because of this. The person can also be found by using their real name (if they added it to Instagram).
1. Open your web browser and go to the website for Mystalk.
2. Type the "username" or the "person's first and last name" into the search bar and hit "Enter" or the "magnifying glass" on the right.
3. Select the one you want to look at.
Below the username, you'll see the profile's stories. Look through them to find the one you want, or look at them all. Press "Download" in the bottom-right corner of the story to save them to your device.
Related: How to repost a story on Instagram.
You can search for and download stories, posts, and videos without giving your name on Dumpor. You can also search for things based on hashtags or locations, which is a cool feature.
1. Open your browser and go to the website for Dumpor.
2. In the search bar, type the "username."
3. There will be more than one profile in the list of results. Pick the one that interests you.
4. Scroll down and click the "Show Stories" button.
5. Choose the one you'd like to see. Press the "green download icon" in the upper right corner if you want to save it to your device.
If you don't have an Instagram account, you can't see other people's stories. This isn't a problem, though, because many people watch Instagram stories. There are many tools online that can be used on any platform, no matter what operating system it uses. Plus, they are easy to use and cost nothing.
We hope this article was helpful and that you now know how to see Instagram stories without an account.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are third-party Instagram profile viewers safe?
Most of the time, it's safe to use Instagram story viewers. But these websites can still keep track of what you do and what information you give them. People who are worried about their safety online probably shouldn't use these tools or look into them more before choosing one.
Some websites say you can read stories posted by private profiles, but then they send you to other pages that are usually not real. Some of these sites could even have viruses that could hurt your device. Other third-party apps show ads to make money for the developer, but they could sometimes show links to sites that are harmful.
On some websites, you might be asked to give your email address, phone number, or other personal information. Even though you can do this, we don't recommend it. There are a lot of Instagram story viewers that don't ask for any personal information.
Can I view everyone’s story without an account?
There is no way to know everyone's story. First, you can only see posts from profiles that are open to the public. There are two choices for Instagram users: public and private. When an account is set to "public," everyone can see their posts and stories. But when a private account posts or shares a story, only the people who follow that account can see it.
Instagram also has a feature called "Close Friends." When it's turned on, users can only share their stories with the people they've chosen. You can't read these stories unless you have an account and a close friend adds you.
Last, remember that each story only lasts 24 hours. If someone didn't save it to their "Highlights" section, you can't view an old story.