How to Secretly View Someone’s Snapchat Story Without Them Knowing

How to Secretly View Someone's Snapchat Story

There is no doubt that Snapchat is the perfect way to share a special moment with friends and other family members. It is loaded with lots of exciting features that make you stick with it for a long time. You will never know how much time you have to spend browsing other news feeds and stories. One of the known features of Snapchat is that it doesn’t allow anyone to view or take a screenshot of your content without your knowledge.

Now, let me ask you one question “Have you ever tried to spy on someone on Snapchat?” Like viewing their stories and messages without them knowing.

We all have tried that thing at one time or another time, right? Since Snapchatter will know when you view their messages or stories so we can’t say that it’s successful spying.

However, what if I told you that there is one secret way to secretly view someone’s Snapchat Story? This way, other people will never know the existence of your profile in their Story.

So, do you want to learn how? Then stick with this article; we will move to that section very soon.

What is Snapchat Story?

A snapchat story is like a short video moment that you share with your Snapchat. It will be visible only to your Snapchat friends. This means it’s like a private story that is not available to the public.

When you upload a new story on Snapchat, then it stays there only for 24 hours. After that time period, Snapchat will automatically delete from its server.

Besides, if you think your story is not quite good or kind of offensive, you can manually remove it. For that, head to your My Story section inside your Profile and use the delete option.

Who Can View Your Snapchat Story?

Simply put, all your Snapchat friends can view your Snapchat story as long as you allow it. This means you can also private your story and allow certain friends to view it.

What benefits you get from this is you can share your personal moment with only your chosen friends.

How to View Someone’s Snapchat Story Without Them Knowing?

When you view someone’s story on Snapchat, then your profile icon will be visible on their story section at the left bottom side. They will know that you have seen their story. So, if you do not want your profile on someone’s story, then here is a simple trick for that.

Furthermore, the tips which you are going to learn to view Snapchat story without knowing them is also great if you want to spy on your girlfriend. Let’s say you both are angry with each other over some misunderstanding things.

You didn’t have any conversation with her since last week. Now, here if you still don’t want to talk to her anymore but still want to view her story, then you can secretly do that. But make sure that you don’t say anything about her story, whether it’s good or bad.

It’s also fun to prank your Snapchat friend. You may wonder how, right? Well, see your friend’s story, which they have uploaded, and talk about their content.

Then tell them to locate your profile on their story. They will get surprised by that act because they will never find your profile. Sound interesting, isn’t it?

Now, let’s see how you can secretly view someone’s Snapchat story without them knowing.

Note: This process is useful for both Android and IOS devices. Besides, a person must be on your friend list in order to view his/her story.

  1. Open your Snapchat app.
  2. Head to the Stories section at the bottom right section.
  3. Now, wait and load all the stories properly. Make sure that you have a good internet connection for that. Besides, do not open any stories otherwise, they will know that you have opened their story.
  4. You can also refresh the stories page so that you won’t miss any stories of your friends.
  5. Once all the Snapchat stories are loaded completely, minimize your Snapchat app. You can also close the app.
  6. Switch off your mobile Wi-Fi as well as Mobile data manually. For more specifics, put your phone on Airplane mode, which will disable all the network services and connections.
  7. Now, open your Snapchat app and move on to the Stories section. For more simplicity, just swipe left.
  8. There, you can find all the pre-loaded stories of your friends. So, view all of them one by one. They will never know about this act, and even Snapchat won’t notify them.
  9. After viewing all the stories, close the app completely and turn off the Airplane mode or switch on your Wi-Fi connection as well as Mobile data.

Suggestion, if you want to make this process even more, smoother then watch the story when it is about to expire. This means viewing someone’s Snapchat story at the last moment, which is before 24 hrs. When it is close to expiry, then it is even more perfect to avoid being caught.

Now repeat this same process from now on to secretly view someone’s Snapchat story without them knowing. But remember to turn off all network connections so that they won’t get any clue about your presence in their story.

Also Read: How to Mute Someone Stories on Snapchat 

How to View Stories on Snapchat that Are Not Public?

When you upload the story on Snapchat, then you have a choice whether to make it public or private. This means you can share your story with everyone, your friends, and your custom friends only. The reason behind this is to secure the user’s privacy.

So, if the Snapchat story is not set on Public or on life, then there is no way you can view them directly. However, there are some apps out there that provide access to private Snapchat stories that are not on your friend list.

But, it’s quite risky to use such apps because they are from an unauthorized source and also involve in fishing (accessing users’ accounts without their knowledge). So, we recommend you not use those sites if you want to protect your personal data and information.

Moreover, Snapchat can also permanently ban your account if you use any third-party application which is not authorized by Snapchat. inc. So, in this scenario, it’s better to add a person on Snapchat to view their content.

How to View Someone’s Snapchat Story Without Adding Them?

As we all know, Snapchat is a great app to pass your time and watch some quality content of famous celebrities. If you are new on Snapchat and don’t have any friends or decide not to add one, you can view other Snapchat stories without adding them.

All you have to do is just head to the Stories section on Snapchat and watch lots of stories of celebrities as well as other Snapchatters.

The snapchat stories section is a place where you can view all the public stories. You don’t need to add anyone or even have to subscribe to people to view their content. It’s like a news feed that you can find on Facebook as well as Instagram.

There you can view pictures as well as videos, but on Snapchat, it only allows stories, which is basically short videos.

The best thing about this feature is that you can also edit and share the stories with your friends as well as your story. How’s that sound, quite interesting, isn’t it?

So how can you secretly view someone’s Snapchat story without adding them? Take a closer look down below.

Note: It is only available for 24 hours, so don’t expect the same stories over again and again.

  1. Launch the Snapchat app.
  2. Tap on the two-person icon from the bottom right panel. It is located beside the camera section. You can also swipe left when you are on the default Snapchat screen.
  3. Here, you can find your friends’ stories as well as other Snapchatter stories.
  4. Now, scroll down and view other stories without adding them. There are tons of stories that you can watch so it can make you quite busy for hours and hours. Just scroll down and down.
  5. To edit and share the stories, just tap on the desired story and select the three vertical dots from the upper right corner. There you can customize the existing story of someone and send it to your friends.

Can You See Who Viewed Your Snapchat Story?

The simple answer to the above question is yes. You can see who viewed your Snapchat story when you upload it to your account.

All your Snapchat friends can able to view your new story if your story option is set to default. However, if you have made your story private or custom, then only selected people can view your Snapchat story.

If you find who has viewed your Snapchat story, then it is also beneficial to find someone’s online status (recent as well as old).

Since Snapchat won’t show any active users like on Facebook Messenger, so it is quite impossible to know whether a person is available or not.

Now, if you want to know who has viewed your Snapchat story, then move to these few simple steps down below.

  1. Open your Snapchat app (Android and IOS)
  2. Go to your profile section from the upper left corner side.
  3. This is where you can find all your stories whenever you upload a new one.
  4. Open your story from the Stories section. You can also open it from above your Display name.
  5. Whenever someone views your story, you find it at the bottom left corner inside your story. Moreover, if you want to know a specific person who views your story, then just tap on the views option.


A snapchat story is a fun option where you can share your personal or day-to-day activities. It is even more fun to watch other people’s or your friend’s stories.

So, if you want to secretly view someone’s Snapchat story, then just follow the above-mentioned steps. But remember to keep it personal.

And if you don’t have any friends on Snapchat, then watch other Snapchatter’s stories anytime and anywhere. Trust me; it is quite fun in a boring time.

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