Stalking is a fairly common phenomenon in the world of social media. Of course, negative thoughts about it immediately come to mind as many users, or so to say hackers, use this method to harm other user’s data/content or thief business ideas/strategies.
But what if you don’t turn stalking into constant Instagram spying and use stalking techniques to improve your business strategy? A special emphasis should be placed on Instagram Stories because there are times when you don’t want to be on the “seen by” list at all, aren’t there?
So, how to become an ethical Instagram Stories viewer and thus grow your IG business to the next level? But before analyzing stalking methods, let focus on how anonymous browsing of Stories can benefit your business development?
Three statements in favor of Stories anonymous browsing
1. Analyze your competitors’ content
Any analysis is an indispensable component of any business. And if you have worthy competitors on Insta, analyzing their Stories will help you grow your business. And that’s where anonymity is certainly not out of place. Take a look at how they use IG Stories feature, how they create them, what they focus on in a Story Insta, and incorporate tricks into business strategy in your way. But, again, it has to be a worthy competitor with a large target audience that is relatively active and popular on the platform.
2. Explore more about your business partners
Insta is a place where you can find out more about a person than you can in real life. That’s why everything he/she posts, creates, how he/she writes and what he/she writes about can say a lot. It’s an excellent idea to be an anonymous Instagram Stories viewer for a while and spy on a potential partner on the other side of the world and find out a little more about him or her.
3. Grab/inspire ideas from influencers’ Stories
Usually, influencers and bloggers spend a lot of time creating Stories. So, you are free to find a lot of value there to effectively develop your product campaign.
There is no need to copy ideas, but just peek at them, and maybe their idea will inspire you to create your own. If you don’t want to follow the influencer or don’t want to be on the “seen by” list, then anonymous browsing will help you.
The ways of Stories browsing in an anonymous way
There are two main ways of “hidden” Stories browsing — using third-party instruments or workarounds (tricky ways).
Web Stories viewers
To be an InstaStalker isn’t so difficult as it may seem, as today there are a vast number of opportunities for anonymous Stories browsing. If you prefer to use external Instagram Stories viewer services, you may try to use online viewers (Insta-Stories, SmiHub, Instalkr, Gramvio, etc.) that show you Stories after a username insertion.
Via airplane mode
It is one of the practical ways to browse content if you don’t do it often. A built-in airplane mode feature is both on Android and iPhone. This function blocks the internet connection so that you are not on a “seen by” list.
For this to work, you first need to refresh your IG news feed, turn on the feature and go back to Insta to view a Story you’re interested in.
Fake account creation
It is an out-of-date but still effective method. But I should warn you that creating a fake account will take you longer than using the previous methods and today is more dangerous as Insta has a strict policy on fake accounts. That’s why you need to do all you can to avoid exposing yourself as a fake and stay on Instagram as long as possible to browse Stories secretly.