See Who Viewed Your Instagram Highlights

How to See Who Viewed Your Instagram Highlights

Instagram is undoubtedly one of the most popular photo and video sharing apps in the world, with over a billion users. Instagram users upload an incredible amount of photos and videos and send direct messages on a regular basis.

Instagram Highlights are similar to Stories, but you won't delete them until they're permanently embedded on your profile. Whereas Stories disappear after 24 hours, Instagram Highlights are Stories you pin to your profile.

Highlights are front and center on your Instagram profile page, allowing you to represent who you or your business are. Since highlights aren't deleted after 24 hours like stories, you can edit them periodically to keep your profile fresh and exciting.

Here's how you can see how many views a particular highlight has received and who viewed your Instagram highlights

How to see the number of views on Instagram highlights

Periodically, you may want to see how many views an Instagram highlight has received, either out of curiosity or for business purposes. Watch numbers are useful because they tell you when to change or delete them based on their performance However, the number of views and who viewed a particular highlight is limited to a 48-hour window. After that time, those stats are gone forever. Here's how to see highlight numbers on Instagram.

Go to your Instagram account and tap on the profile photo in the bottom right corner.

Click a highlight to open it.

In the bottom-left section, next to Viewed By, the current view count is shown

How to check who viewed your highlights

Follow the steps below to see if a specific account has viewed your highlights or if you're interested in seeing who has viewed them. Again, you are limited to a 48-hour window. Your highlights last until you delete them, but viewing statistics are limited in time

Navigate to your profile on Instagram.

Tap the icon of the highlight you want information about.

Tap the Viewed by button in the bottom-left corner of the screen to see a list of people who have viewed your highlight

You can hide Highlights from anyone if you want, and you can always undo it by changing the privacy settings in the Settings menu.

Overall, Instagram highlights represent a great way to save your favorite stories and share them permanently with your followers. Those who find them useful for promoting their products and companies with advanced business. Regardless, with the ability to see who viewed your highlights and how many people viewed them, and the ability to delete and modify your highlights as you see fit, Instagram is undoubtedly a great way to "highlight" your life or business. Unfortunately, it could have been better if the view stats lasted, or at least, longer than 48 hours.

Instagram Highlights Management FAQs

We’ve included this section to answer more of your questions about Instagram Highlights.

Can you see Instagram Highlight Stories without a poster knowing?

No, you can’t secretly view highlight stories. However, there is a way to see someone’s Story without specifically getting identified. You can create a new Instagram account and watch the Highlight from that newly made account. They can’t prove it’s you unless you use your likeness.

However, if an Instagram account is private, the stories and highlights become the same, so you would have to send a follow request to view them.

Can I see who viewed my Instagram Story that I posted in Highlights after 24 Hours?

Yes, you can view everyone who saw your Instagram Story because you posted it in Highlights. However, you can only see the viewers, and the view counts for 48 hours; then, those two elements are gone forever. You can still always view the highlights until you delete them.

Can you see how many times someone views your Instagram Highlights Story?

No, you can’t see how many times someone sees your Instagram Highlights. Instagram only displays view counts and who saw them, not how many times they looked at it. The person who looks at your Story could see it a million times, and you’d never know. This scenario is probably for the best.

Can someone see if I viewed their Instagram Story or Highlights Story without following them?

Yes, Instagram Stories will show anyone who views your Story, followers or not, although you shouldn’t stalk them. If you want someone not to know it’s you, make a different account without your photo or take the plunge and be their follower anyway!

How do I add my Instagram Stories to Highlights?

If you aren’t familiar with Instagram Highlights, you may wonder how to add Stories to your profile. Fortunately, the process is quite simple. Here is how to add your Stories to your Highlights:

1.) Open Instagram and tap on your profile icon in the lower right corner. Then, tap the + sign in the highlights section (just above your posts).

2.) Select the Story you want to pin to your profile.

3.) Tap Next.

4.) Select the Story’s cover photo and name your Story.

5.) Tap Add or Done (depending on if you’re using an Android or iOS device).

Now, your Story will appear in the Highlights section of your Instagram profile. When people visit your profile, they can tap on your Highlight to view it.
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