7 Cool Ways To View Someone’s Snapchat Stories Anonymously(Without Them Knowing)

Cool Ways To View Someone's Snapchat Stories Anonymously

Want to view someone’s Snapchat story but don’t want them to know? I feel you. I wanted to view stories on Snapchat anonymously too. And I successfully did it as well. 

Come read this article to see how I viewed someone else’s Snapchat stories without letting them know:

You can view Snapchat stories anonymously by navigating Snapchat>Stories>Refreshing the page>turning off cellular data and WiFi> Turning off Airplane Mode> Viewing Snapchat Stories> Turning back the Wifi.

Alternatively, you can view Snapchat stories without them knowing by either using your friend’s Snapchat account or creating a new account on Snapchat. 

Pro-Tip: Snapchat Stories only exist for 24 hours. So, you can view the Snapchat stories at the last moment and not let the person know that you viewed the story.

What Are Snapchat Stories?

Any image or video that you upload to your profile is a Snapchat story. You can add multiple Snapchat stories at once. The Snapchat story is either visible to your specific friends, all of the friends on Snapchat, or all the snap chatters around the world. 

Any Snapchat story you upload exist in Snapchat for 24 hours. After the time is completed, the story disappears.

You can view who viewed your story on Snapchat. 

You can view your friend’s story at the top of your feed of Discovery Page or Stories Page.

How To View Someone’s Snapchat Stories Without Them Knowing?

Are you seeking ways to view someone’s Snapchat stories without them knowing? 

You may have different reasons why you want to maintain anonymity. I am definitely not questioning you for your reasons. 

Still, if you are doing it because you want to stalk someone, let me tell you, it might be problematic. People can actually sue you if you started spying on someone for no explainable reasons.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how you can view someone’s Snapchat stories without letting them know:

Step 1: Open Snapchat

Launch the Snapchat app on your device to proceed. Log in to your Snapchat account if you haven’t already.

Snapchat Log In

Step 2:Tap On Stories Icon

You will see a Stories icon at the bottom right corner of your screen. Tap it.

Step 3: Refresh The Page

Are you on the Stories page yet? If yes, refresh the page and wait for all of the stories to be refreshed. Please don’t forget and see the target stories right now, guys!

Step 4: Close the Snapchat App And Turn Off The Wifi Or Cellular Data

After all the Snapchat stories are reloaded on the page, you need to close the Snapchat app on your device and turn off your phone’s wifi or cellular data.

Step 5: Put Your Phone On Airplane Mode

Alternatively, you can enable the Airplane Mode on your device as well.

Step 6: See The Loaded Stories 

Now, it’s time to do the exact action that you are here for. Reopen the Snapchat app and view all the loaded Snapchat stories.

view Snapchat stories without them knowing

Step 7:Turn On Your Cellular Data Or Wifi

Once you are done, wait for some time and use your phone by turning on the Internet access or disabling the Airplane Mode. 

Why Is This( Above Mentioned Airplane Mode) Method Effective?

When you follow this method, the Internet connection is completely cut off from your device. There is absolutely no Internet access at all. If you view any story without turning the Internet on, your view is stored on your device. So, if you do not switch on the Internet until the Snapchat story exists, there are absolutely 0 chances that your view will be recorded.

To make sure you don’t retain the state of being anonymous, try to view the story when it is about to expire. That way, you will have to stay for less time without using the Internet on your device. 

You can successfully view the Snapchat stories without letting the user know using Airplane mode. To be on the safer side, don’t forget to clear the app cache of the Snapchat app on your device’s Settings. You can turn on the Internet and use Snapchat as you would after clearing the cache. Trust me; I have tried this myself many times. The notification won’t be recorded by the server if you follow this process. If you are still skeptical, you can uninstall the app turning the Airplane mode on. After that, you can switch to the normal mode and start using Snapchat again.

Considering all these points and my own experience, yes, this method is really effective.


If you do not want to stay without using the Internet on your phone for long, or because you don’t want to clear the cache or delete the Snapchat app for any reason, do not give up yet. I have tried the other alternatives myself and listed them here for you.

You can view the target stories from your common Snapchat friends account or open a  whole new Snapchat account to view the Snapchat stories of a Snapchat user without letting them know.

Let’s discuss the alternatives in brief below:

Open Another Snapchat Account

If you don’t want someone to know that you have been viewing their Snapchat story, you can try creating a new Snapchat account. Don’t include any of your original information while creating the secondary account. Be careful not to reveal anything that will drop hints to other people.

Once you create a new Snapchat account, you can directly view the public stories of anyone without revealing your real name. But, if you want to view the private stories too, you gotta add them on Snapchat. You can do nothing rather than hoping that the person would add you to their Snapchat.

Tip: Post some stories and send snaps from the fake Snapchat account to make it seem real. Don’t reveal your identity.

Use Somebody Else’s Account To View The Target Stories

What are friends for? 

To help each other when needed, right?

You can always run back to a common Snapchat friend and view the target stories by using their Snapchat account. 

Asking a Snapchat password can be extreme. So, please seek a friend nearby you who can easily hand their device for a while just to view the target stories.

Ask permission with your friend if you can view the Snapchat story of the target person on their device or not.

Note: Your friend has to replay the story if he wants to view the target story by himself once you have already viewed the story.

Viewing Someone’s Snapchat Stories Without Adding Them

Yes, you heard that right! You can view someone’s Snapchat story without actually adding them by using the Snapchat Discover feature. 

Follow these steps to view someone’s story from Discover Page:

  1. Open the Snapchat app and log in to your account.
  2. Swipe left to go to the Snapchat Discovery screen.

Swipe right and left to view some other stories that are available on Discover. If you want to approach towards the end of the Discovery list, swipe left and vice versa.

Viewing Stories That Are Not Public

It’s your choice whether you want to put on a private story or a public one. You can put a story and choose your own audience, be it everyone, your Snapchat friends, or specific friends only. When you put a public story, it is visible to all the snap chatters all around the world.  You can easily view the public story without having to put in much effort.

But, what if you want to view a Snapchat story that is not public? It is obvious that you cannot view the story directly. I understand your curiosity. So, let me put this forward to you.

You will find many apps in the market that claim to give access to view private stories. Most of them are a total scam. Even if some apps are able to do it, it’s really risky.

You see, Snapchat has banned the usage of all third-party apps with its association. It won’t take a minute for Snapchat to block your account permanently for using such apps. 

So, keep the curiosity and stalking wills aside. Don’t fall for the scams and never do something that’s illegal. 

How To View Someone’s Snapchat Story Without Having Snapchat?

Don’t be shocked seeing this sub-topic. Yes, you can actually view the Snapchat stories of people without having Snapchat. 

If you are not a Snapchat user but still want to view the Snapchat stories then, Snap Map is there to your rescue.

Follow these methods to view Snapchat stories using the Snap Map:

  1. First, go to the SnapMap Link from a web browser.
  2. After the SnapMap Page opens, click on the blue-colored button that says “Browse the map.”
  3. Tap on your current location to view the Snapchat Stories of local people. Then, search for any specific place in the search bar if you want to see events around the world.
  4. Grant access to your location by clicking the “Allow” button. And you are done.

You can see red and blue dots on the map. They are the indication of the snaps shared by the Snapchat users or Snapchat stories.

How To View Snapchat Stories Anonymously Using Third-party Apps?

Okay, If you really need to view someone’s Snapchat stories anonymously so bad, I am mentioning the use of some third-party apps. 

These third-party apps are usually used to spy on someone on Snapchat, which means they definitely let you spy on someone’s Snapchat stories too. 

You can use the spy apps such as Spyzie, Cocospy,  SpyFone, FlexiSpy, mSpy, etc. if you need to view Snapchat stories without them knowing. These apps are probably paid apps. And I can’t really guarantee you if these apps work. Let me remind you that Snapchat has put on a ban over third-party apps.

Anyway, you can try your luck.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Do you have any more questions about Snapchat Stories? I believe so. 

I have included some of your probable questions and answered them in this FAQ section below:

How To Hide Your Snapchat Story From Someone?

Do you want to hide your story from someone particularly? Like, you would not care if every person in the world could view your story except for that one particular person? If yes, I am here to help. 

You can block someone from a story or all of your stories if you want to. Here is how you can block people from viewing your Snapchat story:

  1. Open the Snapchat app and log in if you haven’t already.
  2. Tap the profile icon at the top left of your screen to open your Snapchat Profile.
  3. You will see a 3 dot icon next to your Snapchat story. Tap the Story Settings.
  4. A message pops up that says, “Who can view My Story?”
  5. Select the people you want to block from your Snapchat story. 

You can always unblock the people so that they will be able to view your story. 

Can You View The Number Of Times Someone Viewed Your Snapchat Story?


Snapchat allows its users to view who has viewed their Snapchat story. But no, there is no feature that lets the user know how many times the other users have viewed their Snapchat story.


Everybody knows Snapchat offers high security to its users. Snapchat lets the user know who viewed the snaps, replayed the snap, screenshot snap or stories, etc. But, it’s fun to prank your friends by revealing their Snapchat stories without letting them know that you have already viewed their story.

Follow any of the methods above and have fun.

Happy Snapping!

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