How to view Instagram Stories anonymously?

Instagram Stories allow you to share photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. If you want to watch Instagram Stories anonymously, here are free tools you can use on your phone and desktop.


AnonStories (formerly StoriesIG) is a simple site to watch and download Instagram Stories and Stories Highlights to your phone and PC. Simply enter your link or username and AnonStories will show you the latest stories posted. You can however only view stories of public profiles, if you enter a private the tool won’t work.

To use AnonStories, follow these steps:

  1. Open
  2. Enter the link or username and click Search.
  3. The latest Stories will be shown.

You can also view and download Stories Highlights from the profile. One cons of this tool is that the free account is not real-time, meaning if someone posts a story a few minutes ago it will not show instantly. They do have a premium account option for a charge.


Inflact is another option for people who want to view stories online rather than downloading an app. You can watch the stories directly through their site and download or save them if you wish to rewatch them later. You no longer need to create a fake account to stalk someone, use Inflact to access public profiles without an account. When you download a video, it is saved in MP4 format and the photos are saved in JPG/JPEG format with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels.

  1. Open Inflact Stories Viewer.
  2. Enter a @username or profile URL and click Search.
  3. All stories of the user will be shown.


InstaStoriesViewer is a seemingly new player in the market. However, we have found it to work much faster than the above two services. When we posted a story for a trial, we found InstaStoriesViewer to fetch it the quickest. Both AnonStories and Inflact seem to be using caching with an hour of cache refresh. However, InstaStoriesViewer being new seems to have slightly less cache refresh time to attract more people.

  1. Open
  2. Enter the username or profile URL and click on the Search button.
  3. All the stories will be shown. You can also open the Publications option to view and download all posts.

InstaStoriesViewer also provides statistics on the number of posts, followers, and followers over several days.