Instagram Stories have changed the way social media is used… Not really. Many believe that Instagram stole the idea from snapchat which is very likely considering that the feature provides the same function as snapchat stories and has the same name.
The differences between the snapchat story and the instagram story are few and far between. In fact, the only difference is that snapchat stories will tell the poster whether or not the viewer takes a screenshot of the story. Instagram story does not notify the poster of screenshots taken by the viewer. To read more about seeing who screenshots your Instagram story CLICK HERE. With few differences it is easy to see why people believe that Instagram has blatantly copied snapchat stories with their release of the Instagram story. There have been a few funny meme’s created that compare Instagram’s release of the Instagram Story to Melania Trump’s speech that plagiarized Michelle Obama’s speech. All that aside there is one feature that was previously a part of the snapchat story that is neither a part of the instagram story or the snapchat story currently. This feature is known as the view counter. This feature tells the poster how many times a person has viewed the story. Both the snapchat story and the instagram story tell the poster the total amount of views the story has received. However, the view total does not include repeat views. It only counts the number of people that have viewed the story. So if you had one person who viewed your instagram or snapchat story five times, your view count would read one not five. Snapchat used to have a feature that told you how many times each individual person viewed your snapchat story, but it no longer has that feature. Below I will discuss how to see how many times an individual person has viewed your instagram story.
How to See How Many Times Someone Has Viewed Your Instagram Story
Seeing how many times an individual person has watched your instagram story would be a handy piece of information for the person who posted the story. It would allow them to see if people are stalking them or if people watch the instagram story over and over again. However there is currently no way for the poster to see how many times an individual person has viewed your instagram story. This is very disappointing for now but we will see if the feature is added in the near future. I believe that there should definitely be a feature on instagram story that allows the poster to see how many times each person has viewed their story. There could simply be a number next to their name in the viewer list. Comment below if you think there should be a feature that allows the poster of an instagram story to see how many time someone has viewed their instagram story.