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Can You See Who Viewed Your Archived Instagram Stories?

✎ Key Points:

» You can check who viewed your archived Instagram stories by opening your Instagram account and navigating to the ‘Archive’ section.
» Just use the ‘Archive’ feature, but be aware that after 48 hours, individual viewers are not visible; instead, all past stories are stored there.
» If you want to see specific viewers, add the stories to your highlights, as the ‘Archive’ only retains stories without showing the individual viewers after the 48-hour mark.

Can You See Who Viewed Your Archived Instagram Stories:

Almost every user who is generally active on Instagram will share their thoughts on Instagram stories. When you are going to see others’ stories, they will be notified about them. It is also applicable when you share something on Instagram as a story.

Here now follow the steps to see who viewed your Instagram story:

Step 1: Open your story

 Open your story

Open the Instagram app and log in to your account. Then, if you share something in your story, then at the top of the screen you can see there is an option to open your story.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Activity’ & Swipe up Screen

Tap on 'Activity'

After opening your story, now you have to click on the ‘Activity’, which is at the bottom left corner of the screen, or you can swipe up your screen to see the viewers’ list.

Step 3: Look at the Number of People & Viewers

Number of People

Now you can see the number of viewers on the list who have seen your story.

Step 4: You’ll also see their Username

see the username

Here in the viewer’s list, you can see the number of people as well as their usernames also. You can only see those names who follow you back.

How to See who viewed your Instagram story after 48 hours:

If you want to know who has seen your Instagram story after 48 hours, then you have to go to your archive section. This is the only place from where you will be able to see your old story viewers. Here are the steps to going to the archive section and seeing viewers.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open your Instagram application and log in to your account with your credentials.

Step 2: Then click on your profile icon, which is in the bottom right corner. You will be on your Instagram profile page.


Step 3: Now click on the three-line icon which is in the top right corner of the Instagram home screen.


Step 4: Then go to the “Archive” section and click on it.


Step 5: Here you can see the three columns containing your old stories, and calendars to show the dates of sharing, and the share location option.

location option

Step 6: Here, in this place, all of the stories you have will be shown and after opening any of the old stories, swipe up your phone’s screen to see who viewed your story.

Can Someone View a Story without letting you know?

Yes, someone can view your story without letting you know. If your Instagram account is public, then anyone can see your story. If the person has seen your story but does not follow you, then your name will not be shown in the activity section. In this case, it will be shown only the number of people who have seen your Instagram story.

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