How to See Who Joined Your Private Story on Snapchat?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to See Who Joined Your Private Story on Snapchat?

Did you post a personal story on Snapchat and want to see who joined in on the fun? Well, here’s how to do that:

  1. Open Snapchat
  2. Go to your profile page
  3. Select the private Snapchat story
  4. Look at the “My Friends” category to see who joined your private story

No… really… it’s that simple. Read below for an in-depth guide (screenshots included because I am s nice!) of the steps above!

1. Tap on your profile picture

Snapchat page showing a list of friends where the profile picture icon of the user is highlighted.

Begin by opening Snapchat from the app list and tap on your profile picture in the top-left corner of the “Chats” page.

You’ll need to go to your profile page for these next steps:

2. Select your story

Snapchat page showing the user's Stories where a Story is highlighted

After you reach your profile page, find the “My Story” section and tap on the most recently uploaded story.

Fun fact – you can see the number of people who viewed your Snapchat story on this page (see the Eye symbol at the bottom of the story).

Anyway… continue with the next steps to see “who” viewed your story:

3. Tap on the “Views” option

Screenshot of a Snapchat page showing a Story where the view counter is highlighted.

After tapping on your story, you’ll get a zoomed look at your story and, in the bottom-left, you’ll see the view counter (with the eye symbol).

Tap on the view counter to see who saw your Snapchat story.

4. And We’re There: See who viewed your story

Screenshot of a Snapchat page showing a list of people who have viewed the Story of a user.

Once you tap on the view counter, a list will open at the bottom of the screen, showing you all the people who have seen your Snapchat story.

From the list, you can visit every person’s profile by tapping on their names. Pretty cool, huh?

To summarize…

So, here’s how you can see who joined your private story on Snapchat:

  • Open Snapchat
  • Go to your profile page
  • Select the private story
  • Look at the “My Friends” category to see who joined your private story

The Eye icon will tell you “how many” people have viewed your story, and the “My Friends” menu will show “who ” has viewed your story.

By comparing this with your friend list, you’ll know who hasn’t viewed your story yet. This works with a public and a private story!

If you have any questions about Snapchat private stories, comment below, and I’ll reply as soon as possible.

Bye my friends! <3

Do people receive notifications when I make a private story on Snapchat?

Yes, they do. But they won’t know it’s a private story unless you tell them. That’s because Snapchat doesn’t tell them it’s a private story.

They don’t receive a notification where it says you’ve invited them to your private story.

From their perspective, it’ll look like a regular story you’ve made. So, you can’t use private stories as marketing tools.

People you don’t include in your friend list for a private story won’t know you’ve posted a story, so it’s all good.

What’s the difference between a blue and purple private story?

Blue private stories on Snapchat are text only, and purple private stories are videos. There are also red private stories that are pictures.

Depending on the color of the lock on a private story, you can figure out what type of story it is.

In other cases, the purple lock shows that someone has shared a private story with you, and you haven’t seen it yet.

The blue lock shows that you’ve watched that story already, and you can choose to rewatch it at any time.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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