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Can Someone See That I Viewed Their Instagram Highlight?

Did you recently see someone’s Instagram highlight by accident? Or maybe you viewed their highlights intentionally.

Either way, you might be wondering whether the person knows that you viewed their highlight.

In this article, you’ll learn whether someone can see that you viewed their Instagram highlight, and other frequently asked questions.

By the end of the article, you should be able to have a clear understanding of how Instagram highlights work.

Table of Contents

  1. Can Someone See That I Viewed Their Instagram Highlight?
  2. Can I see who viewed my Instagram story after 24 hours?
  3. Who can see Instagram highlights?
  4. How long do Instagram highlights last?
  5. FAQ
  6. Conclusion

Can Someone See That I Viewed Their Instagram Highlight?

Can someone see that I viewed their Instagram hightlight?

No, someone cannot see that you viewed their Instagram highlight if it’s been up for more than 24 hours. However, they will be able to see that you viewed their highlight if they posted it on their story before 24 hours.

No, the person will not be able to know that you viewed their Instagram highlight if it’s up for more than 24 hours.

For example, if someone posted a photo on their Instagram story recently and added it on their highlights, they will be able to see everyone that viewed their story.

They will be able to see everyone that viewed their story as long as it’s posted before 24 hours.

However, most people add old stories to their highlights, so there’s a high chance that they won’t know that you viewed their highlights.

Most people add old stories to their Instagram highlights, so they won’t be able to know that you viewed it.

If someone added an old story to their highlight, they won’t be able to know people that viewed it as Instagram will stop updating viewers.

When they tap on their highlights, the “eye” icon will be disappeared.

Can I see who viewed my Instagram story after 24 hours?

Can I see who viewed my Instagram story after 24 hours?

Can I see who viewed my Instagram story after 24 hours?

No, you cannot see who viewed your Instagram story after 24 hours. This means that if you added a story to your Instagram highlights after 24 hours, you won’t be able to track new viewers.

Your story will disappear after 24 hours, and you can’t see who viewed it even if you added it to your Instagram highlights.

Your story will disappear after 24 hours, and you won’t be able to see them on your profile picture or direct messages.

However, you can still view your old Instagram stories via the “archive” section in your settings or by tapping the “+” icon below your bio to add them to your highlight.

If you posted a story and immediately added it to your highlights, you can see who viewed it before 24 hours.

Once your story has disappeared, the viewers list will disappear as well.

Who can see Instagram highlights?

Instagram highlights

Who can see Instagram highlights?

Everyone can see your Instagram highlights if your profile is public and if you didn’t hide your story from anyone.

Everyone can see your Instagram highlights if your account is set to public.

You can prevent someone from viewing your highlights by hiding your story from them.

However, if your profile is set to private, only your followers will be able to see your Instagram highlights. In addition, if you hid your story from someone, that person will not be able to see your highlights.

Here’s how you can hide your story from someone if you don’t want them to see them:

  1. Go the the profile of the person that you want to hide your story from.
  2. Tap on the “triple-dots” icon at the top-right hand corner of the profile.
  3. Tap on “hide your story”.

When you hide your story from someone, they will not be able to see your highlights as well.

If the person that you hid your story from visits your profile, the highlights section below your profile won’t be visible to them.

How long do Instagram highlights last?

How long do Instagram highlights last?

How long do Instagram highlights last?

Instagram highlights lasts forever on your profile as long as you didn’t delete them.

Unlike Instagram stories, Instagram highlights will not disappear after 24 hours.

Unlike Instagram stories where they only last for 24 hours, Instagram highlights will last forever on your profile.

This means that if you have an old Instagram story that you want to showcase, you can add it on your highlights.

Instagram highlights are a great way to “extend” the duration of your story infinitely.

Here’s how you can add a story to your highlight:

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Tap on the “+” icon under your bio.
  3. Select the story or stories that you want to add to your highlight.
  4. Tap next, edit the cover, and name your highlight.
  5. Lastly, tap “Add” to add the story or stories to your highlight.

If you can’t see the Story Highlights section on your profile, pull down to refresh and it should re-appear.

After you added a highlight, it will be displayed under your bio.

Your highlights will be visible your followers and anyone if your profile is set to public.

The privacy settings for your Instagram stories are the same as your highlights.

FAQ

I didn’t watch someone’s Instagram story but I watched the highlight can they see that I viewed it?

If you didn’t watch someone’s Instagram story but watched their highlight instead, they will only be able to see that you viewed it if the story is posted before 24 hours.

They won’t be able to see that you viewed their story if they added an old story to their highlight.

However, if the story is a new one (that is posted before 24 hours), the person will be able to know that you viewed that particular story on their highlight.

How to see who viewed your Instagram highlights after 24 hours

Unfortunately, you cannot see who viewed your Instagram highlights after 24 hours.

If you added an old story (that has already disappeared) to your highlights, who won’t be able to see who viewed it.

Why can’t I see who viewed my Instagram highlights?

If you can’t see who viewed your Instagram highlights, it’s because the story has been posted for more than 24 hours.

You can only see who viewed your Instagram highlights if you added a brand new story to it.

Instagram will stop updating new viewers after the story has been up for more than 24 hours.

Conclusion

In this article, you’ve learnt whether someone is able to see that you viewed their Instagram highlight.

The key point to remember is that the person will not be able to see that you viewed their Instagram highlight if the story is up for more than 24 hours.

Typically, people tend to add old stories to their Instagram highlights, so they won’t be able to know if you viewed their highlight.

That being said, you can view Instagram highlights if you want to watch someone’s (old) stories without them knowing.

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About the author

Lim How Wei

Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with over 7+ years of experience in Social Media. He has researched, tested, and written hundreds of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.