How to Watch Instagram Live Anonymously

  • By Muhid Suleman

    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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  • 14 June 2024
  • 7 mins read

Have you ever swiped past an Instagram Live notice with your finger poised over "Join," but then chickened out at the last second? 

Is the fear of being caught lurking in the virtual shadows holding you back? 

You are not alone. Buckle in, because we're about to share the secrets of anonymous Instagram Live viewing.

3 Smart and Secure Ways to Watch Instagram Live Anonymously

If you don't want anyone to know you viewed their live videos, you may be stalking them. No matter the reason, give one of the methods listed below a try.

  1. By Changing Your Instagram identity

Your Instagram name and username will alert someone that you viewed one of their live feeds. However, if you can change the information they already know about you, they won't be able to identify you as a viewer.

Follow these below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Log in to your Instagram profile.

Step 2: To view your profile, click on the profile image at the bottom.

Step 3: Choose "Edit Profile" present below your profile picture.

Step 4: Change your username to something unusual that does not show who you are.

Step 5: Then, change your name to anything unusual.

Step 6: After completing all of the necessary changes, click the tick icon at the top to save them.

And that's it. You may now wait to join the live video that has begun. Since they will not recognize

  1. By Making a Fake Account

If you don't want to change your Instagram login details, you can create a new account to view the live stream. This method, however, is only effective if the target receiver has a public account. If not, you should approach them and ask to be a friend.

Step 1: Create a new Instagram account if their current account is public. 

Step 2: Use random details so that no one can identify you. 

Step 3: When your Instagram account is set up, search for the person you'd like to follow and follow them. 

Step 4: Block the intended target right after making a new or fake account.

Step 5: Please wait until you notice the live video has begun on your primary account. 

Step 6: After that, switch to your second fictional account, unblock the user, and begin viewing the live video. 

Step 7: Block the person once more, then log out after watching the live video.

  1. By Using Someone's Instagram Account

The approach will work if you have an honest friend or family who is okay with you utilizing their Instagram account to watch live videos. The secret is to borrow and use your friend's Instagram account to follow the targeted individual.

When the person you want to join begins streaming live videos, you can join them by following them. Additionally, because you are using someone else's identity, they are unable to identify who is watching their live videos.

In this way, you may hide your identity when watching live Instagram videos.

While anonymity may be inviting, particularly when it comes to watching live streams without leaving a trace, it is critical to prioritize your online safety. Third-party programs and services that promise incognito access frequently contain hidden problems. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I create a fake account without providing a phone number?


    Technically, yes, but it is complicated. Many services demand phone number verification to avoid spam accounts. Consider:
    Virtual phone numbers: These can be costly and unreliable for extended usage.
    Temporary email addresses may work for sign-up, but Instagram may want verification later.

  • Are there any credible browser extensions or services allowing me to watch Instagram Live anonymously?


    While using browser extensions is intriguing, there are security concerns. Instagram does not officially allow anonymous viewing, thus, third-party solutions that claim to do so are likely to be untrustworthy or pose privacy problems.

  • Is the live stream saved as an IGTV replay, which I can watch later?


    Not every live video is saved as a replay (IGTV). If it has been preserved, you can watch it openly using a new, non-anonymous account.

  • Are there any ethical issues to remember while anonymously watching an Instagram Live stream?


    Respect the privacy of individuals and avoid watching streams not intended for public consumption.
    If you are concerned about harassment, report it to Instagram rather than engaging in anonymous viewing.

Go Incognito to Watch Insta Live!

While there are methods for watching Instagram Live anonymously, it's crucial to remember that Instagram is supposed to be open about who views content. 

These methods may not be fully trustworthy, as they involve creating temporary accounts or using someone else's account, violating Instagram's terms of service. 

If you're concerned about your privacy, consider setting up a new Instagram account just for following famous people or watching public live streams. Remember that the best strategy is to respect other users' privacy settings.

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