How To See Other Viewers On Facebook Story

Ever wondered who’s been checking out your Facebook stories? It might surprise you to learn that the feature doesn’t disclose viewer identities when your story is set to “Public”. This blog post will guide you on how best to manage these settings and uncover the most information possible about who’s viewing your content.

Ready for a deeper dive into Facebook story viewers? Let’s get started!

Key Takeaways

  • Facebook stories do not disclose the identities of viewers when set to “Public”.
  • You can view your own story viewers by tapping on a photo or video in your story and looking at the bottom left.
  • To find anonymous viewers on Facebook Story, you can tap on the viewers list and explore the “Other Viewers” category.
  • Third – party tools like “Viewers Analyzer” and “Story Viewer Tracker” can provide additional insights into your Facebook Story viewership but may come with risks.

Can You See Other Viewers on Facebook Story?

To determine whether you can see other viewers on a Facebook story, it’s important to understand privacy settings and how to view your own story viewers.

Understanding privacy settings

Privacy settings on Facebook are important tools. They help control who can see your story. You pick the setting when you post a new story. The choices are “Public,” “Friends,” and “Custom.” If you choose “Public,” everyone can see your story but only you see how many saw it, not who they were.

Go to “Privacy Settings” in your account to make changes at any time.

How to view your own story viewers

Looking at who viewed your story is easy. Here are the steps.

  1. Open Facebook on your phone.
  2. Go to your story.
  3. Click on a photo or video in your story.
  4. Look at the bottom left.
  5. Tap here to see who saw your story.
  6. Can’t find this option? It means no one saw your story yet.
  1. Head back to your Facebook Story.
  2. You can see the total number of viewers if your privacy setting is “Public”.
  3. The names of these “Other” viewers will not be shown by Facebook.

Limitations of viewing other viewers

You can’t always see all viewers of your Facebook story. This limit comes from privacy settings. Often, you will only see the names of your friends who look at your story. The term “Other Viewers” may show up on your list.

These are people who aren’t your friends but have seen what you posted.

Facebook does not let us know if someone has viewed our story more than once. Also, we cannot learn the identity of people following us when we set our stories to public view.

How to Find Anonymous Viewers on Facebook Story

To find anonymous viewers on your Facebook Story, tap on the viewers list and explore the “Other Viewers” category to determine who they might be.

Tapping on the viewers list

To find anonymous viewers on Facebook Story, you can tap on the viewers list. Here’s how:

  • Tap on the bottom left of any photo or video in your story.
  • A list of viewers will appear, showing the names of people who have viewed your story.
  • Scroll through the list to see who has viewed your story anonymously.

Exploring the “Other Viewers” category

To explore the “Other Viewers” category on Facebook, follow these steps:

  1. Tap on the story you want to check.
  2. Open the story by tapping on it.
  3. Look for the viewers list by tapping on an icon or a button that shows who has viewed the story.
  4. Scroll through the viewers list to see if there is an “others” section at the bottom of the page.
  5. If there is an “others” section, tap on it to get more information about other viewers.
  6. In this section, you may find additional individuals who have viewed your story but are not friends with you.

Determining who they might be

To determine who the anonymous viewers are on your Facebook story, you can tap on the “Viewers” option at the bottom left of your story. This will show you a list of people who have viewed your story.

If their names are not listed or appear as “Other Viewers,” it means they have chosen to hide their identity. Unfortunately, there is no direct way to find out exactly who these anonymous viewers might be.

However, putting a question in your story asking who viewed it can help identify some individuals on the other viewer’s list. Remember that privacy settings and restrictions may also prevent certain people from appearing in the viewer’s list or reveal their true identities.

Guide on How to See Who Viewed Your Facebook Post

To see who viewed your Facebook post, follow these steps:

  1. Open Facebook and log in to your account.
  2. Tap on the three horizontal lines at the top right of the screen.
  3. Click on “Settings & Privacy.”
  4. Select “Settings” from the drop – down menu.
  5. Scroll down and click on “Privacy” in the left – hand column.
  6. Look for “Who can see your future posts?” and click on “Edit.”
  7. Choose either “Friends” or “Public” to determine who can see your posts.
  8. To view who has already seen your post, go back to your news feed and find the post.
  9. Underneath the post, you will see a number indicating how many people have viewed it.


How to See Other Viewers on Facebook Story

To see other viewers on a Facebook Story, you can use your phone or utilize third-party tools like “Viewers Analyzer” and “Story Viewer Tracker.”

Using your phone

To see other viewers on Facebook Story, you can use your phone. Here’s how:

  1. Tap on any photo or video in your story on Facebook.
  2. Look for the option to view your story viewers in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  3. Swipe up on the screen to access the list of viewers.
  4. Scroll through the list to see who has viewed your story, including “Other Viewers”.
  5. Take note that if there are no viewers listed, it means that no one has viewed your story yet.

Utilizing third-party tools

You can use third-party tools to see other viewers on Facebook Story. These tools are not provided by Facebook but are created by other companies or developers. They offer additional features and functionalities beyond what Facebook provides. Some popular third-party tools for tracking viewers on Facebook Story include:

  1. Viewers Analyzer: This tool analyzes the viewers of your Facebook Story and provides detailed analytics about who viewed your story, when they viewed it, and how many times. It also offers insights into the demographics of your viewers, such as age, location, and gender.
  2. Story Viewer Tracker: Another tool that helps you track and analyze the viewers of your Facebook Story. It provides information about who viewed your story, their engagement level (for example, if they interacted with stickers or replied to your story), and allows you to group them into different categories for easy analysis.

Exploring the “Viewers Analyzer” and “Story Viewer Tracker”

The article introduces two tools, the “Viewers Analyzer” and the “Story Viewer Tracker,” that can help you see other viewers on Facebook Stories.

Why Someone’s Name is Missing from Viewers

Some possible reasons for missing names in the viewers list include privacy settings and restrictions, as well as limitations in tracking viewers on Facebook Story.

Reasons for missing names

  • Privacy settings may prevent someone’s name from appearing in the viewers list.
  • Users can choose to hide their name when viewing a story.
  • If someone views your story and then blocks or unfriends you, their name will no longer appear in the viewers list.
  • The Facebook algorithm may not always be able to accurately track and display every viewer’s name.
  • Technical glitches or bugs on the platform could cause names to be missing from the viewers list.

Privacy settings and restrictions

To make sure your Facebook story is private, you can adjust the privacy settings. Here are some important things to know:

  • You have control over who can see your Facebook story by adjusting the privacy settings.
  • You can choose to make your story visible to everyone, only your friends, or a custom list of people.
  • By default, the privacy setting for Facebook Stories is “Friends only.”
  • If you want to limit access to your story even further, you can exclude specific individuals from seeing it.
  • Placing someone on your Restricted list means they won’t be able to see your story.

Limitations of tracking viewers on Facebook Story

Tracking viewers on Facebook Stories has its limitations. Firstly, you cannot determine if someone has watched your story multiple times or just once. The insight into who has viewed your story is also being limited by Facebook’s testing of a new process.

Secondly, if your story privacy settings are set to Public, you can only see the number of followers who have viewed it but not their specific names. Additionally, there is no direct method to see who views your story if they are not your friends on Facebook.

Lastly, keep in mind that the number of story views displayed may include duplicates from the same viewer, which can distort the actual count.


In conclusion, while Facebook allows you to see the number of viewers on your story, it does not reveal their identities. Even if you tap on the “Other” viewers category, you won’t be able to know who they are.

This feature is designed to respect user privacy and ensure that viewing activities remain anonymous. So, while you can gauge the popularity of your story by checking the viewer count, identifying specific individuals who viewed it remains limited.