What are the best tools for seeing Instagram stories anonymously?

Instagram introduced Instagram Stories back in 2016, which immediately one of the site’s best features. Viewing these stories will notify the author of who is reading their content. This is why tools to see IG stories anonymously became a thing and you can check them out here.

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    #1Story Insta

    Story Insta

    You can now view Instagram stories privately with Story Insta. The IG stories downloader online tool allows users to view, download, and save Instagram stories anonymously.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Jordan Morrison
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "This helped me view my crush;s ig stories without seeming like I care too much about him 😜"
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    #2Stories Watch

    Stories Watch

    Stories Watch works for the anonymous viewing or watching of any Instagram story which users desire to view. Users can also download stories to a computer or to a mobile device via this online tool without the need for any logging in.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Erlic Balumen
    Written on August 21, 2019
    "When I use this tool, I can download and watch instagram stories anonymously faster than other solutions. So its reliable and very simple. Thank you.."
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    #3AnoStories

    AnoStories

    AnoStories is a free online tool that discreet Instagram users can use to view different IG stories anonymously. No account login is required if you want to use this tool to view stories, plus it also has a premium plan option. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Billy Lane
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "True to its claim I use this to watch instagram stories anonymously (DONT ASK WHY) "

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Instagram was only available in the Apple App Store when it was officially released in 2010? It only became available in Google Play Store on April 3, 2012, and on the same day it was released, the record shows it was downloaded for more than one million times in less than 24 hours. On April 9, 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock. During that time, Instagram only had 30 million users. In 2013, Instagram also introduced advertising for selected brands. It was in 2015 when the app opened it for all. In 2017, statistics show that there are already 1 million advertisers on Instagram, which also has 800 million active Instagram users monthly. 

On August 2, 2016, Instagram launched its Instagram Stories. This feature is similar to Snapchat, allowing users to post a photo or short video of daily activity for 24 hours. After 24 hours, the post on Instagram Stories will then disappear. In addition, Stories is a place for content that the user does not want to add to his Instagram feed. This feature of Instagram has impressively become popular, having over a hundred million users who use this feature on a daily basis.

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    #4Weynstag

    Weynstag

    This is a free Instagram story downloader online tool that allows users to view stories of public Instagram users. Other IG images and videos can also be downloaded with their URL.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Liliana Cervantes
    Written on April 11, 2019
    "I've been trying to see instagram stories of my school crush, but ofcourse I don't wanna appear as if I'm a stalker since it will be awkward everytime we see each other in school,. Soo when I was browsing on the web some tools I could use, I discovered about this weynstag, and it's just pretty cool because you only have to enter the username of your crush, and so all the stories he has on that day will show up as list, so what I did, I downloaded it first JUST TO MAKE SURE MY IDENTITY IS HIDDEN!!! pretty great tool!!!! "
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    #5StorySaver+

    StorySaver+

    StorySaver+ is an app specially designed to work for Instagram junkies. It lets users save photos and videos for free without having to reveal your identity. Users can anonymously view or save whatever they desire for free with this easily.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Paul Stevens
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "I was really searching for how to download instagram stories on pc, but saw this app and it seemed easier. My instincts were right. Def check this app out 💪 "
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    #6igstories.app

    igstories.app

    igstories.app is an online tool that allows users to view available Instagram stories anonymously. It also lets users download the Instagram stories and highlights they like, as long as the profile account they are viewing is public.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Ying Ding
    Written on May 29, 2019
    "Tried almost every tool on this list but this one is hands down the best one to view instagram stories privately. The interface is plain but that's what makes it easier to use."
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    #7Insta-stories.ru

    Insta-stories.ru

    Insta-stories.ru is an online tool which allows users to view Instagram stories anonymously, as well as download posts from IG such as videos, photos, and profile pictures in their original qualities. It lets users view public profiles only.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Joyce Flores
    Written on April 11, 2019
    "Okay so I kinda judged this site the moment I saw it becoz there's not much to see, very simple design which basically includes just that box where u enter youre username. I gave it a try still, because we can't just it based on how it looks. I got surprised when I entered my fav models username kelsey merritt 🥰 and it appeared! even the highlight stories can also be seen and downloaded, so I guess this one's gonna be an effective platform to watch instagram stories anonymously as well!! thanks for this xx"
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    #8Story Saver for Instagram

    Story Saver for Instagram

    Story Saver is an Android app that allows you to see your friends' Instagram Stories anonymously. You can also save photos and videos they post on the stories without them knowing. It also features reposting options for other social media.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Keith Reyes
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "When it worked, Story Saver was awesome. I had a thing for Miley Cyrus, and was obsessing about downloading every video she posted to Instagram, like when she'd buy an arm for her alone time, or step out of the shower, or just lay around. Unfortunately, Story Saver just started displaying a message saying "error" every time I run it."
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    #9Instagram Stories Download

    Instagram Stories Download

    Instagram Stories Download allows you to see and download Instagram stories online and anonymously. You must enter your username or other usernames of public accounts to use this.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Maria Johnson
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "This is a bit slow for my taste but it works ok 👌"
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    #10Anonymous Story Viewer for Instagram

    Anonymous Story Viewer for Instagram

    Anonymous Story Viewer for Instagram is an app developed by Unimania. This Android app features the viewing and downloading of Instagram stories for free. It also lets users save photos and videos from Instagram to their phone easily.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    David Ávalos
    Written on May 29, 2019
    "I prefer watching instagram stories privately that's why I tried this app and it works because i tried it on my brother's ig story and i didn't see my username despite viewing the story a couple of times. i recommend this app to view instagram stories anonymously."
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    #11StorieSaver

    StorieSaver

    StorieSaver is a website online tool which allows users to view and save Instagram stories anonymously. All you have to do is to type in the Instagram user's username and you can already watch and download them.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Brittany Lewis
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "This is a good instagram story downloader online. A friend recommended this to me and I see it to check up on my dog because its in the custody of my ex. Seeing Fluffy in my ex's ig stories is all i can do for now"
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    #12Chrome IG Story Plus

    Chrome IG Story Plus

    This Google Chrome extension lets users watch Instagram stories anonymously. Users can also download Instagram stories and live stories here. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Online Tools
    Lauren Murray
    Written on December 12, 2018
    "It is like having an instagram on my PC and it is the best!!!! Viewing and downloading stories are also not my problem. "
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    #13StoryDownloader

    StoryDownloader

    StoryDownloader is a free online tool for downloading Instagram stories. It is a browser-based downloader that also offers anonymity while downloading stories. It only requires the username of the user you want to download stories from.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Sun Yuan
    Written on April 11, 2019
    "Storydownloader deserves to be on top of the list. Aside from the fact that it does let you watch Instagram stories anonymously, the site is also well-designed and looks so organized. And I like that it shows when the video was uploaded - from the most recent one up to the oldest one uploaded in the past 24 hours. I tried it out by downloading the gym stories of my favrite vlogger, so I can be able to follow what she's doing on her diet and workout routines. It's pretty helpful somehow that I can get to watch and learn from her videos even when I'm offline (just make sure to download, ofc) 😜"
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    #14Chrome IG Story

    Chrome IG Story

    This Google Chrome extension is very useful if you want to see someone's Instagram stories without them knowing. It also allows you to download any Instagram story you want. 

    Software

    Chen Xie
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "This extension has allowed me to use Instagram on my desktop in a similar fashion to the way I can use it on my iphone. I can browse instagram stories anonymously too which is a nice feature. Looking forward to seeing how this gets updated in the future to increase functionality."
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    #15IG Story Downloader

    IG Story Downloader

    The 2018 online tool by Mr. Robot lets users anonymously visit Instagram profiles and download pictures and videos. It is a Chrome extension. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Software

    Brittany West
    Written on August 7, 2018
    "I usually use this extension to download Instagram stories of my favorite celebrities like Niall Horan and Lauren Jauregui but it's also a great way to privately watch instagram stories of the people in my school. I'm a total sucker for instagram updates ooooh"
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    #16Story Reposter for Instagram

    Story Reposter for Instagram

    Story Reposter for Instagram is an application for iOS devices. It was created by New Marketing Lab, Inc. This app lets users save, repost and share Instagram stories to their friends for free. It does not add watermarks on photos and stories. 

    Apps

    Dorothy Henderson
    Written on May 29, 2019
    "Sad that you can't watch instagram story anonymously on this app anymore because it's not on the app store. I'm trying to find better alternatives!! help pls."

Summary

Best What are the best tools for seeing Instagram stories anonymously
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Story InstaOnline Tools 21 Free
2Stories WatchOnline Tools 17 Free
3AnoStoriesOnline Tools 9 Free
4WeynstagOnline Tools 7 Free
5StorySaver+Apps 7 Free
6igstories.appOnline Tools 6 Free
7Insta-stories.ru Online Tools 6 Free
8Story Saver for InstagramApps 6 Free
9Instagram Stories DownloadOnline Tools 6 Free
10Anonymous Story Viewer for InstagramApps 5 Free
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