How Can I Tell Who’s Seen My Instagram Story?

How many of you guys are using Instagram story? But before that, what is an Instagram story?
According to CNET, Instagram Story is Instagram’s Snapchat-like feature¬†that lets you create photo sequences that expire after a day.
In this post, you will find simple ways to check on your Instagram Story and ultimately, discover who had seen your Instagram Story.

How Can I Tell Who’s Seen My Instagram Story?


Step 1:

Open your Instagram app and click on your image on the top of the screen. It looks like this (the round button with your profile picture).

Can’t help but to share this awesome and super relevant GIF from TechCrunch.

Step 2:

Now, you are in the Instagram Story page and you are pretty close to see who viewed your Instagram Story recently. In this part, all you need to do is to swipe up on the screen. Swiping up the screen will give you a list of images and videos you had uploaded.

Step 3:

Now, you will be able to see the number of views for your Instagram Story as well as the names of people who had engaged with your content.

Important notes

There are several limitations to this. For starters, you are only able to view the statistics. This means that only the user or the original poster can see the stats.
Besides that, Instagram Story only last for 24 hours. Therefore, your stats may not be visible long enough if you are very active on Instagram Story.

Extra tips to make your Instagram Story stands out

Keeping consistent using your brand colors is an important move. While Instagram allows you to do a lot of changes and updates to your images, it is always important to stick as close as possible to your brand’s color.
Did you know that you can easily create a drop shadow effect on your texts in Instagram Stories? Yes, you read that right. There is a cool way to do so. Consider overlapping two of the exact sentence or words over each other with different color.
Creating a solid color background is a good way to make your Story stand out from the crowd. You can achieve this by tap and hold on the screen for 1 to 3 seconds until the screen is filled up a color.
Avoid publishing Instagram videos and images simply because you need to. Always do it with a purpose as you don’t want to flood your fans and followers with unwanted information and content.
See also: How to Edit an Instagram Post?