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? There’s a simple way to do that:

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

Keep reading for a thorough guide on how to see who joined your private story on Snapchat. It’s nothing too complicated!

1. Tap on your profile picture

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

Once you open Snapchat and you’re on the “Chats” page, look in the top left corner for your profile picture and tap on it. This will take you to your profile page.

2. Select your story

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

After you open your profile page on Snapchat, find the “My Story” section and select the story you want to check. If you look carefully, you’ll see an Eye symbol next to your story, with a number next to it.

That number shows how many people have watched your story. But to see who those people are, tap on your story.

3. Tap on the “Views” option

Screenshot of a Snapchat page showing a Story where the view counter is highlighted.
Tap on the “Views” option

Once you open your story, you should see the “Views” button in the bottom left corner of the page. Tap on it and continue! You’ll see the same Eye symbol there, as well.

4. See who viewed your story

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

You should see who viewed your private story on this page. Scroll through the list to find anyone specific you have in mind!


To summarize, 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.

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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