How To Watch Facebook Story Without Them Knowing [See How I Did It]

Timothy Iyekowa
Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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Have you ever wondered if it is possible to view a Facebook story anonymously? Whenever you watch someone’s story on Facebook, you’re automatically recorded as one of the viewers.

There are a few ways with which you can bypass this and view someone’s story on Facebook without them knowing.

In this article, you will learn how to watch someone’s Facebook story without them knowing.

How To Watch Facebook Story Without Them Knowing

To watch a Facebook story without the person finding out, there are four ways in which you can do this.

Airplane Mode

This method involves you turning on your airplane mode to view the desired
Facebook story. To do this,

Open the Facebook app and locate the story you want to view. Turn on the Airplane mode feature on the phone and view the story. Close the Facebook app and turn off Airplane Mode.

Deactivate Your Account

Although this is a rather extreme thing to do, deactivating and reactivating your account also works too.

After you have viewed the Story, go ahead and temporarily deactivate your account.  Reactivate it after more than twenty-four hours


Try out this option only if you do not have any problem with losing them as your friend. Open the Facebook app and locate the story and view it.

Now go to the Person Facebook profile, tap on the three dots, and tap on Block. Once you block the person, they’ll not be able to tell that you’ve viewed their story.


This method is not as efficient as the other methods but sometimes it produces results, especially if the story you want to view is an image.

Open the Facebook app > Select the story you want to view > View the story before it and half-swipe to your desired story to see what it is about.

Use Another Account

The best option to watch Facebook Story without the person knowing it’s you is to use another burner account.

This will allow you to cover your track, and the person won’t be able to tell that you were the one who has viewed their story.


Yes, it is possible to watch someone’s Facebook story without them knowing and all you have to do is follow any of the above methods.

FAQs On How To Watch Facebook Story Without Them Knowing

To do this, you just have to mute the story from the person. On the stories section, tap the story from the person, tap the top right bottom on their story, and select Mute.

To accomplish this, you can either use a VPN or create a fake Facebook account with temporary emails and phone numbers

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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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