How to View Stories on Snapchat Without Them Knowing?

Snapchat is a very popular messaging and photo-sharing app that is very famous among the youths these days. This app enables you to talk to your friends by sharing videos and photos (also called Snaps), view live series from all over the globe, share your own life story with friends and people around the world, and even explore news and other amazing content in Discover section. In a very short period, this app has become everyone’s favorite.

Today we will talk about how you can see someone’s story on Snapchat without them knowing. And we will try to provide you with all the relevant steps to do so and enjoy the app even more. So let us get started!

Snapchat has recently become the place where people share their stories, send their friends snaps of what they are doing, and even know many people from around the world. People love to socialize on this app and show their friends the fun they are having and the memories they are creating.

A striking feature of the app is that nobody can take screenshots of your snaps without notifying you of the same. The stories you upload on Snapchat are there for only 24 hours and you can even see who all saw your story or even took a screenshot.

But, sometimes don’t you want to view someone’s story without letting them know? Well, to be honest, everyone does. This is the most frequently asked question for almost every other social media app. Although there is no direct feature or method to view the story without them knowing but we do have some tricks up our sleeves to help you with that.

Let us take a look at some of them. The methods given below are tested and proven and hence they work fine. Let’s get straightaway to these methods without wasting time.

What are Snapchat Stories?

Snapchat stories are the videos or the photos you upload that is available only for 24 hours. You post them for your friends and people connected with you. The people you have added as your friend on your Snapchat can view your story. Even you can see the list of people who have viewed it. Their usernames will appear under the view option.

Similarly, you can also view the stories your friends post on their feed. We will now mention some steps which might help you to view stories. But this time your friends won’t know you saw it. So let’s get started.

How to View Stories on Snapchat without them knowing?

The easy steps to view someone story without notifying them are:

  • Open the Snapchat app on your mobile.
  • Swipe left to the section of Snapchat stories.
  • Refresh it to see the latest Snapchat stories.
  • Turn off your mobile data or Wi-fi connection.
  • View the story of whomsoever you wish to.
  • Your story view count will only be stored in the app cache.
  • Since the internet is off, it will be directly sent to the server.
  • You should not enable the mobile data or the wifi for the next 24 hrs or else your name will appear on the list of viewers.
  • After 24 hrs are up you can enable the mobile data. Even if your view gets sent to the server, then also the user won’t see your view as the story would have anyway vanished from their post.

Alternate Method

If you don’t want to switch off your internet for such a long time then you need to go for the alternate method we have for you. To go for this method you need to refresh all the stories. Click on the one you want to see and wait for it to load. After this, you can put your phone on airplane mode for 2 minutes or so and then view the story without notifying them.

Now your view has been recorded but not sent to the server because you are not connected to the internet. But, your view will be sent to the server the moment you switch off the airplane mode. To prevent this, you must keep your phone on airplane mode only.

1. For Android

Go to settings > installed app > click Snapchat. You will see a Clear Cache and Data option at the bottom. Click on it! Your app cache is gone as well as your recorded view! You can now easily switch off the airplane mode and enjoy Snapchat as before.

2. For iPhone

For all iPhone users, you need to uninstall the app and that will ultimately clear all the app data. You can install it again and continue using Snapchat as smoothly as before.


Snapchat is a very easy app to use and very popular too. Uninstalling the app can be a good way of viewing the story without notifying. Also clearing the cache might do good for your system. We have provided you with the methods that might help you in viewing the story without fail. Hope you find them useful. Please leave suggestions or your queries in the box given below. Have a good day!