Can you See Who Views your Instagram Videos/Stories? — Here’s How you Can Find Out

| Updated on March 1, 2024

There is a saying that goes “variety is the spice of life” and for that when it comes to Instagram, nothing beats it! 

Our lives revolve around social media a lot today. And by a lot, I mean our day-to-day life quite literally. Now that the mega social media platform Instagram has enabled the feature for liking stories, everyone wants to know who liked their stories! And not just that, but naturally desperate to see who viewed their videos on Instagram.

So moving ahead, let’s get to the topic of the day that goes around whether you can see who viewed or liked your Instagram videos? In this article, we are going to discuss how you can see who viewed your Instagram videos or story. Let’s get right into it!


How to See Who Viewed your Videos on Instagram?

We all are curious creatures who constantly look for new ways to impress and attract people. That’s the point of Instagram anyway. Instagram continues to evolve and bring out new features for its users. And its ability to share video content has blown up its range of users. Now let’s see how the users can see who viewed or watched their videos on Instagram.

  • Launch Instagram and go to your profile.
Open Instagram
  • Tap on the video on the profile feed that you have posted.
Tap on the video you posted.
  • Under the post, you can see the total number of likes your video has got.
Tap on the views.
  • You can see the total number of views your video has got so far along with the names of those who viewed it. 
The names of viewers will be visible.

Steps to See Who Liked your Videos on Instagram

We all get curious enough to see how many likes our pictures got that we clicked for Instagram and uploaded. More importantly, who liked it. It isn’t too difficult to understand Instagram and how to use it. In order to get a good amount of likes on the pictures, one just simply has to understand its algorithm and get a hang of it.

  • Launch Instagram and go to your profile.
Open Instagram.
  • Tap on the video on the profile feed that you have posted.
Click on the video that you posted
  • Under the post, you can see the total number of likes your video has got.
see how many people liked your video.
  • You can tap on the labels to see more details like the names of those who liked it.
After clicking on the labels, you can see who liked your videos.

How to See Views and Viewers of Instagram Story?

It isn’t easy to get over the curiosity of who viewed your Instagram story or being unable to find out whether the story reached the intended audience or not. Well, you all can breathe a sigh of relief as it is possible to see who viewed your Instagram story and even the viewers individually. Let’s find out how by following the given steps below:

  • Open Instagram and tap on Your Story from the left side of your screen. 
Tap on Your Story.
  • Now you will be able to locate the number of views and the viewers from the left bottom of the screen.
Tap on Acitivity.
  • Tap on it, and you will see how many and who viewed your story.
check total views and account names.

The advantage of posting a video through Stories is that you can see both the total number of views you have and who viewed your video.

Important Metrics of Instagram: Instagram Insights 

  • View Count: The view count on Instagram is one of the most common and basic metrics which enable the users to find out how popular they are.
  • Follows: Another important measure is Follows which is very useful for everyone. It tells about how many people are following a certain user and what they can do to increase them and do better.
  • Reach: When it comes to the statistics, reach is what most of the public figures on Instagram care about the most. People can see the number of unique accounts that are viewing their posts.
  • Impressions: Impressions is a simple measure that shows how many times a particular post has been seen. Multiple views by the same person will drive up the impressions metric, hence it’s not a perfect gauge of a post’s popularity.


Can I watch my own videos from the same account to increase my views count?

A simple answer to that is No. Instagram only counts one view from one account even if the same account views the video a thousand times.

Does Instagram show the names of the users that have viewed your video?

Yes, Instagram shows you the account names of people who have viewed and liked your video on Instagram. You can find it under the post that you have posted.

Janvi Panthri

Senior Writer, Editor

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