Facebook Stories have become a popular way to share daily moments and updates with friends and followers. However, there may be times when you want to view these stories anonymously, without the poster knowing. Whether it’s for privacy reasons or simply curiosity, we’ve got you covered with various methods to download Facebook Stories without leaving a trace.
How To Download Facebook Stories Anonymously
This method allows you to view Facebook Stories without the poster knowing. Here’s how:
- Open the Facebook app and scroll through the stories you want to view.
- While the Facebook app is running, switch your phone to Airplane Mode or disconnect from Wi-Fi/mobile data.
- Return to the Facebook app and view the stories you’re interested in.
- After viewing, force quit the app to ensure it’s not running in the background.
- Reactivate your Wi-Fi or mobile data.
Please note that this method may not always work flawlessly, and you might encounter occasional errors prompting you to connect to the internet. Simply repeat the process until it succeeds.
While this method may seem extreme, it effectively allows you to view Facebook Stories anonymously:
- Log in to your Facebook account and watch the stories you’re interested in.
- Once you’ve finished viewing, deactivate your Facebook account. This action removes your name from the list of story views.
- To temporarily deactivate your Facebook account:
- On the desktop, click “Settings & Privacy,” then go to “Settings” and “Your Facebook Information.” Click “View” next to “Deactivation and Deletion.”
- On mobile, tap “Account Ownership and Control,” then “Deactivation and Deletion.”
Choose the option to deactivate your account (not delete) and follow the prompts. You can reactivate your account after 24 hours by logging back in.
Blocking a user on Facebook prevents them from seeing your profile on their list of story views. Here’s how to use this method:
- Log in to your Facebook account and click on the story you’d like to view.
- After viewing, block the person.
- You can unblock them after 24 hours if needed.
To decrease the chances of being detected, view a Facebook Story right before it expires. The owner of the story is less likely to check their views at the last minute.
If you have a mutual friend who can safely view the story, you can ask them to send you a screenshot or screen recording of the content.
Several third-party websites and extensions allow you to download and save Facebook Stories. Some useful Chrome extensions include Story Space and Anonymous Stories for Facebook. For Android users, apps like Unseen and Ghostify offer similar functionality.
If a Facebook Story expires, you can turn it into a highlight. This allows you to watch the story without your name appearing on the list of viewers.
Keep in mind that while these methods may help you view Facebook Stories anonymously, they come with their limitations and potential risks. Always respect the privacy of others and use these methods responsibly.