How to Secretly View Instagram Stories

| Updated on March 1, 2024

When this format first appeared on Instagram in 2016, no one could have imagined that it would appeal to so many people. Users quickly appreciated the opportunity to publish the most beautiful photos and videos in their feed, while covering significant short events in highlight. The beauty of these fragments is that they live only 24 hours, so they create the illusion of elusiveness and force subscribers to constantly update the feed so as not to miss anything. In addition, you can publish dozens of Instagram stories a day, as many influencers do. In this article, we will look at how you can watch other people’s stories, if you are not following their account or if you do not want the owner to detect that you are watching.


If you think that now we will talk about some high technologies and the basics of programming, I will disappoint you. To watch Alien stories for free without registration, you do not need to be a computer genius and resort to some tricks. Today a free online tool is available that allows you to download Instagram stories online. Toolzu works very simply. To save Instagram stories, you must know the account name. And the second important factor is that it should be a page open for public viewing . If these two conditions are present, you only need to follow 3 simple steps.

Copy the title (nickname) of the desired profile and enter it in the search bar on the main page of the Downloader. Click the blue “Download” button. In about 30 seconds, you’ll see that account’s actual stories below. Whether there are several photos or videos published You will have access to all materials for the last 24 hours. Some profiles have so-called highlights or pinned stories. Usually, they are grouped into various headings by topic. These materials can also be downloaded completely free.

As you can see, for the average user there is nothing complicated. This online web resource is based on artificial intelligence that connects to the servers where information from Instagram is stored. You do not have to download all the material, you can glance and choose what you need. The usage of such an instrument is absolutely legal and does not violate copyrights, because we are talking only about public profiles.

The advantage of Toolzu is that you can use it even if you do not have a personal page on Instagram. In addition, you do not have to install any software on your computer or smartphone as the service works in any web browser. The type of your device and operating system are also not important. This is suitable for iPhones and Androids. Furthermore, you are not required to provide any personal data, including a mobile phone number, email address, or a link to your social media accounts. Therefore, you can be 100% sure that the content author will never know that you have viewed and downloaded his materials.

How to Utilize the Saved Stories?

After you have downloaded the content, you can use it as you like, the only condition is not to do it for commercial purposes. For example, you can share someone else’s story on your page, and don’t forget to tag the author of the original content.

If you have photo editing or video editing skills, you can transform other people’s materials by giving them a new life. you can mount a video from several stories, or vice versa, cut the brightest moment from a 15-second video. 

Photos might be used for presentations or postcards. It can be a great idea to surprise your friend by downloading his stories and making a funny holiday collage out of them. In general, there can be a lot of ideas on how to employ the saved stories, everything is limited only by your imagination. In order not to violate anything, always indicate the authors of the original content If you distribute it on the web. 


Toolzu is a very simple tool to me. Probably the simplest one I’ve ever seen. You can get any material from Instagram very easily with it. Except for stories, you can also download publications and IGTV clips. It’s great that today there are so many free online tools that will make life much easier for the average user.  But it is worth remembering that someone can use this tool to download your Stories. Therefore, if you have an open page, think twice before posting photos from the party or any sensitive information. After all, your page can be viewed not only by your close friends but also by your future employers, neighbors, and other persons. As you know, what is published on the Internet remains on the Internet forever.

Khushboo Chhibber

Senior Web Writer and Video Creator

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