Any picture or video that you upload to your Snapchat “stories feed” is known as a Snapchat story. These stories can be viewed by your Snapchat friends as many times as they want during the time period of 24 hours. After 24 hours, these stories are removed from your account automatically. But the question is How to View Snapchat Stories Without Being Friends with other people?
Snapchat needs no introduction as it is the most famous social media app among youth from all over the world. Besides being the place for youth to interact with each other it is also getting popular among entrepreneurs because it can really help you in the promotion and expansion of any business. It doesn’t matter for which reason you are using this platform but it is certain that at some point you want to see the stories of other people without letting them know.
If you want to spy on your Ex-boyfriend/ Ex-girlfriend or want to keep an eye on your children, you can view their stories on Snapchat by using some effective methods without adding them as your friends with complete secrecy. Moreover, if you want to increase your Snap score, you can easily do it without even opening the Snaps.
Can I View Snapchat Stories Without Adding Someone as a Friend?
Yes, it is actually possible for you to view the Snapchat Stories of someone you are not friends with on Snapchat. However, you can view their stories easily if they have set their Snapchat profile as “Public”. In this case, you have to open the Snapchat app and go to the “Discover” section. Here you will find the stories posted by all Snapchat users who are not in your friend list.
In addition, if you want to view the story of someone you know but they are not your friend on Snapchat, you can view their stories by searching them on Snapchat through their username. If their profile is set to public, all of their stories will be visible to you.
How to View Snapchat Stories from Discover Section?
Open the Snapchat app on your mobile phone and open the discover section by swiping to the left side.
In this section, you will see all the stories shared by Snapchat users, influencers, news agencies, celebrities, etc.
You can keep on scrolling until you find the desired stories you want to view on Snapchat.
Can I See Snapchat Stories of Someone Having a Private Profile?
No, technically it is not possible to view the stories of any Snapchat user who does not use a public profile. Some people use third-party apps and websites to view the stories of strangers on the Snapchat app. I don’t recommend using these third-party apps/websites as they are not reliable enough. Your Snapchat account and your data both are at risk if you use these apps to view stories on Snapchat. However, you can use the below-mentioned techniques to view the Snapchat stories of strangers without putting your Snapchat account at risk.
How to View Snapchat Stories Without Being Friends?
View Stories Through Snap Map
The Snap Map feature of Snapchat is used to access the location of your friends in real-time. Through this feature, you can view the location of any of your contact at any time and also for up to eight hours even if their phone dies. You can also view the stories of other people through this feature by using the simple method given below:
Open the Snapchat app and go to the Snap Map.
If you know the location of that person whose story you want to see, then zoom in on that location by using your fingers.
To view the Snaps/stories taken around this location, tap on the colourful hotspots.
In this way, you can view the stories of all Snapchat users nearby that location. However, you cannot view the stories of the users who don’t share their location on Snapchat.
View Stories Through Another Account
You can create another hidden account on Snapchat with a fake name in order to view the stories of people who are not your Snapchat friends. For this purpose, you have to signup for a new Snapchat account using a new email address. Then, you can set it up with new details i.e name, profile picture, etc. after creating a new account that does not disclose your actual identity, you can add those people as your friends on Snapchat. Now, you will be able to view their stories without any problem.
View Stories Without Any Account
In order to view the stories of Snapchat users without any Snapchat account follow the simple procedure given below:
Open your web browser and go to the website version of Snap Map.
You will see a message saying “Browse Your Map”.
Then, tap on the current location if you want to see the stories shared by people near you.
For this purpose, you have to allow the location access so you can view all stories from your area.
The red and blue colored points show the Snapchat Stories and Snaps in that area on the map.
Moreover, you can also view the stories from any location, city, or region by browsing the map without any issues.
You can view the stories posted by Snapchat users who are not your friends by going to the Discover section of the app. If you know their username, you can also view their stories by searching their Snapchat profile. However, if the Snapchat profile of that person is not set to “Public”, you cannot view their stories. In addition, you can also view the stories of other people by going to the Snap Map feature of the app. Through the Snap Map, you can easily view the stories of all Snapchat users by browsing their current location.