How to See Who Viewed My Facebook Story Anonymously

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    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 8 May 2024
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Are you curious about who's viewing your Facebook stories, even those who aren't your friends? 

While complete anonymity isn't possible, this guide will reveal how to find those "Others" sneaking into your viewer list and know who's watching your content.

How to See Who Viewed My Facebook Story

This guide will show you how to find these "unknown viewers" to see who engages with your social media posts.

On Mobile Phone

To view the visitors to your Facebook Story:

Step 1: Select your Stories by going to your profile.

Step 2: Locate the story you wish to share with the public and choose it by clicking the three dots in the lower right corner.

Step 3: Choose "Viewers" from the menu that drops.

Step 4: A list of your story's viewers, together with the number of times they've seen it, will appear.

On Desktop Computers

A computer browser and a mobile app can be used to check who has viewed your Facebook story. Proceed with the following steps after logging into your Facebook account via a web browser.

Step 1: On your Facebook homepage, click the Your story card at the top.

Step 2: Choose the viewer count in the screen's lower-left corner.

Step 3: A list of those who saw your tale should be available. If you want to text someone, choose their name or avatar.

By Using Others Options

Follow these steps to see the other people who are watching your Facebook story anonymously.

Step 1: Open your Facebook app on your mobile phone.

Step 2: Open your story. 

Open your story. 

Step 3: You will see your views and others. 

You will see your views and others. 

Step 4: Now go back and click on your profile icon at the top right corner of your screen.

Now go back and click on your profile icon at the top right corner of your screen

Step 5: Click on Settings and Privacy

Click on Settings and Privacy.

Step 6: Now go to Settings

Now go to Settings

Step 7: Scroll down until you see the stories option. Click on stories

Scroll down until you see the stories option. Click on stories

Step 8: Once you get there, click on Story Privacy

Once you get there, click on Story Privacy

Step 9: In the tab “Who can see your story” it is set to be Friends. Select the Custom option. 

In the tab “Who can see your story” it is set to be Friends. Select the Custom option

Step 10: There, you will see your friends list. If you see the names of the individuals who are not your friends, they can still watch your story.

It makes sense to be curious about who has seen your Facebook story, particularly if you want to increase engagement. However, experimenting with techniques that promise to identify these "unknown viewers" frequently carries a high-security risk. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can someone else watch my Facebook story other than my followers?


    'Other viewers' have seen your Facebook story but aren't buddies on your account. For example, if the notification says, "13 people viewed this story," it indicates that 13 individuals who are not Facebook friends have seen it.

  • What would happen if I hid my Facebook story?


    You may prevent someone from seeing any future updates you make to your Facebook story by hiding it from them.

  • Can I find out if my story has been seen by a private account?


    A list of your story's viewers appears when you click on it. Viewers of private and public accounts are included in this list. However, unless you verify each profile to see if it is private, you won't be able to tell them apart.

  • Why do viewers of my Facebook story include others?


    Those not on your Facebook friends list are the "Other Viewers" in your story. These individuals may be Messenger or Facebook fans who have seen your story. Furthermore, your story won't be viewable to someone who has blocked you.

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Understand Facebook Privacy Settings!

Facebook does not yet have a built-in feature that lets you see who has anonymously seen your story. 

Although there are third-party apps and solutions that are marketed online, they are frequently untrustworthy and inefficient. 

Facebook values user privacy, and this involves protecting story viewers' anonymity hence, you can follow the above-mentioned steps to see your viewers while maintaining everyone's privacy.