Instagram Stories are a cool new feature that lets you share pictures and videos from your Instagram feed with your followers. But, once you start sharing, how do you know if anyone shared it? It’s easy to forget, but Instagram is all about engagement – so much so that they’ve started making it easier to measure engagement than you ever could with just likes, follows, and comments. Today, we’ll be walking through how to see who shared your Instagram story and what you need to do to make it a little bit easier. Let’s begin the discussion. 

Step By Step Guide To See Who Shared Your Story:

Here’s how to check who shared your Instagram story.

  • Navigate to your Instagram account > Settings > Privacy
  • Click on ‘Show My Story Highlights’
  • You’ll then be able to see how many people saw your story, along with how many people liked it or commented on it.
  • From here, you’ll be able to access a breakdown of when these interactions took place, as well as the location, age group, and gender of the users.
  • If you want to find out more about the users who saw your story, you can do this by clicking on ‘View’ next to their name.

Use Instagram API And Thrid-Party Apps To See Who Shared Your Story:

Instagram stories are a unique way to share pictures in a short form. I’ve found that posting them directly to the story can be difficult.

You can easily do it with a web service, but this post shows you how to use the Instagram API and third-party apps to see who shared your story.

Use Third-Party App:

First of all, you need an account. This article explains how to set one up and get logged in, but it’s also useful to check out the privacy section of the site to make sure you’re sharing content responsibly.

  • The first step is to find someone who already has an Instagram story.
  • Open up the Instagram app, search for a story, and tap the three dots.
  • Scroll down and tap ‘story’.
  • On the next screen, tap ‘Share my story’ at the top right. You’ll get a list of people that have shared your story (including the current poster).
  • Tap the name and their profile will pop up. If you want to know which other stories they posted, tap the envelope icon.

Use API:

The second method is to use an API. This will give you access to all of the profiles you’re interested in. Follow the link to log in to Instagram’s developer API and scroll down until you see something informative. It’s a little long, so it’s not great on a phone, but you’ll be able to copy and paste it into your web browser.

Now, find the URL listed under ‘User Profiles’. Copy this, then open up your terminal. Paste it into the terminal window, replacing ‘userId’ with your ID. 

Finally, open the URL in a web browser. Now you can see who shared your story and what they posted.

What To Do When You Find Out Who Shared Your Story:

There are several things that you can do when you find out that someone shared your story. You can either ignore them, unfollow them, or use them as an opportunity to make some new friends. Here are some tips:


You don’t want to get involved in social media drama. There is no point in getting into a fight with someone who shared a story with you. They didn’t share it with you for a reason. So, rather than engaging with them, simply ignore them.


If you don’t like someone and don’t want to interact with them, you have the option of unfollowing them on Instagram. Click on their name on the left-hand side of the screen, and you’ll be presented with the unfollow button. Simply click on this button and the person you don’t want to follow will be removed from your Instagram feed.

Use Them As An Opportunity To Reach Out To Others:

Let’s say that someone shared your story, but they also commented on it. You can send them a private message asking how they’re doing and saying that you enjoyed their comment. This can make a great opportunity for new connections. Remember that a little bit of kindness goes a long way!

Wrapping It All Up:

Sharing your Instagram story viewer with others is a great way to create exposure for your business. In addition, you can use the information you gain from the shares to build your followers.

Jayden Thomas
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