Are you in stalking mode? Would you like to check on your competition’s Instagram stories without getting noticed? Well, here’s a solution for you.
There is a third-party extension for Chrome, called Chrome IG Story that gives you the opportunity to watch Instagram stories in anonymity. Moreover, you can watch other users’ stories as well as download them if you wish. Unfortunately, as the name suggests, this feature is only available for desktop users, and not for mobile ones. Still, it is a very useful one.
We can understand why features and extensions on Instagram Stories are popular and needed. Stories became a fantastic success, quickly outpacing Snapchat, and even introducing original features.
Once installed, users can select anonymous or public viewing, by toggling the eye button on or off. If you choose to go anonymous, then the story publisher won’t be notified, and your view won’t count or be visible as a stat.
Update: When we tried Chrome IG Story, the anonymous viewing option was no longer available. Was that a glitch in the system or has Instagram already taken it down? The truth is that it can mess with Stories’ analytics and influence a lot of metrics, so it would make sense for Instagram to suppress it or bypass it.
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