How To See Who Viewed Your Instagram Video (What To Do)

Timothy Iyekowa
By Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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Instagram is great for sharing moments with your followers. You can do so much on this fantastic platform, from video sharing to picture posting.

Everyone wants to know who has seen their Instagram posts after they posted them. For personal accounts, this could  be out of curiosity.

For business accounts, knowing who has seen their Instagram posts could serve as a metric to judge how well the business is doing online.

In this article, we will show you how to see who viewed your Instagram video. This is your Instagram video Post, your Reels, and your Story. 

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How To See Who Viewed Your Instagram Video 

On Instagram, you can share videos in two different ways. First, you can share them as a post/Reel or Story. Instagram now presents videos as Reels.

If you’re wondering if you can see who viewed your Instagram video, No, you can’t see the people/accounts that have viewed your Instagram Videos/Reels on the app. It’s not possible.

Instagram doesn’t have that kind of feature available on the app. Since it has a higher reach than stories, thousands of people who do not even follow your account can watch your reels.

See View Count On Your Reels.

It is essential to note that there is no way for you to see who viewed your Instagram video Reels. One reason for this is privacy.

Also, Reels get lots and lots of views. A reel can have thousands of views but only a handful of likes or comments.

You can still see the profiles of all the Instagram accounts that liked and commented on your video, but seeing the profiles of people who viewed them would not be possible 

However, it is possible to see the view count on your Reel. In the below steps, we will show you how.

Step 1: Open Instagram

Once you open Instagram, the homepage will appear on your screen. Your profile icon appears at the bottom right of the home page. Tap your Profile icon. 

Step 2: Tap The Reels Icon

From your Instagram page, tap on the Reel icons and you’ll see all the videos you’ve posted to Reel.

Step 3: Tap On The Reel To See View Count

Once you click the Reel, you can see the view count by tapping the number of likes below the like button.

This window shows you all the Instagram profiles that liked the reel while the “view count” appears above the list as ‘Plays.’

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See Who Viewed Your Story

To see who viewed your Instagram video on your story is very simple. Since Instagram shows you, everyone that has viewed your story, you can tell from here.

Step 1: Open Instagram

Once you open Instagram, the homepage will appear on your screen. The Story icon appears at the top left corner of the homepage. Tap the Story icon.

Step 2: Tap The Seen By Icon

Open any video Story you’ve currently posted and tap on the Seen By icon. The seen by icon appears at the bottom left of the story.

Once you tap on it, it opens a list of all the Instagram users that viewed your story. You’ll only see the icon when you have at least one view.

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Can You See Who Viewed Your Instagram Video On Your Business Account?

The answer is no. You cannot see who viewed your videos on an Instagram account. However, you can still see the number of people who viewed the videos on your reels and see the people who view your Story.


Since you can’t see who has viewed your Instagram video, there’s nothing you can do about it.

Instead, you’ll be able to tell from the likes and comments you get in the video. This will let you know that a particular person has viewed your videos.

If you post the same video on your Story, you’ll be able to tell the person that viewed it. Instagram allows you to see who viewed your story.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Is my Reel visible to everyone if my account is private?

The answer is no. Reels posted by private Instagram accounts are only available to their followers.

Does rewatching a video count as a view?

No. Once you watch a video for up to three seconds, it counts as a view. Instagram counts the views by a single account only once.

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By Timothy Iyekowa Writer & Editor
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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