The Latest Instagram Update Retains Your Story Viewer List For Up To 48 hours
The story viewer list is a popular feature in Instagram that allows you to keep an eye on the people who have been stalking you on the photo-sharing platform. In other words, the feature provides an ability to track people who view everything you upload.
However, its time-bound and the record is automatically deleted after 24 hours. Recently, an app developer Alessandro Paluzzi, reported that Facebook engineers are planning to extend the duration to 48 hours. If you are one of those users who were eagerly waiting for this functionality, we have this piece of good news for you.
Instagram Shows Your Story Viewer History For 48 hours
With the release of the latest update, the feature is now enabled by default for all Instagram users. It means that the Story viewers list will be available for a 48-hour window after the content is posted. Paluzzi also posted an image to explain how the new Story viewer list looks like.
#Instagram has enabled this feature so starting from v18.104.22.168.57 the story viewers list will be available for 48 hours! https://t.co/eqNlY0J3ss
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) April 5, 2020
As you can see from the screenshot, the viewers list now displays a message “Viewer lists and view counts aren’t available after 48 hours.” Notably, the change is available for all Instagram users who installed the latest version 22.214.171.124.57.
The change would be valuable for Instagrammers, especially for content creators who use the viewers list to keep an eye on the number of people who watched their videos. But they still need to check the list before the Story disappears after 48 hours.
More Instagram Features Coming Soon
It seems like the social media platform is constantly bringing some significant changes to its Stories feature. The famous reverse engineer, Jane Manchun Wong recently spotted that Instagram is testing the ability to “hide specific stories from specific people”.
It means that if you choose to hide your Instagram stories from someone, the app will put them into an exception list so that they can’t see your posts. But the feature is still in testing phase and you need to wait until it becomes available for everyone.
Meanwhile, if you’re interested to try out the new feature right away, download the app on your smartphone.