Instagram has become a hub for people to share their private moments in the form of stories, pictures, and videos. Due to this facet of the social media platform, it is very likely that it will attract a lot of stalking activities which it actually does. However, is there any way via which you would know who stalks you? Well, there might not be a direct way to do it but there are definitely some ways. In this article, I will show you how to see who stalks your Instagram. So, stick to the end.
How to See Who Stalks Your Instagram
Here are some methods by which you can take the idea that maybe you are stalking someone on Insta. Read below and analyze your doubt:
Using IG Stories
As already mentioned there is no direct way but as you may be aware Instagram allows you to see who has viewed your Stories. After posting a Story, swipe up on the screen to access the viewer list. You can see the usernames of the accounts that have viewed your Story. If you consistently notice the same account viewing your Stories, it could indicate that they have a particular interest in your content or in other words are stalking you.
Using IG Analytics
Instagram Analytics is a fantastic tool for figuring out who and how people are responding to your post. It cannot, however, be used to find out who is following you on Insta.
One thing that is worth remembering is that IG Analytics only provides information about people who have interacted with your content, such as liking, commenting, or viewing your stories. It does not provide information about people who have simply viewed your profile.
Using Third-Party Apps
If you still want to know how to tell if someone is stalking you on Instagram then you should know that you can use some third-party apps that would allow you to know who is viewing your profile. However, contrary to their claim, sometimes these apps just do not work or some may even cause a threat to your online privacy. So, it is better that you steer clear of such apps.
How to Prevent Someone From Stalking Your Account?
Make Your Profile Private
This will prevent people who are not following you from seeing your profile or your posts and make you feel safe. If you are using a private account then nobody can see your Instagram profile until you allow them to follow you. Here are the steps to change your account to private.
- Go ot your Instgaram profile.
- Click on the “Hamburger Icon”.
- Then choose Privacy under Settings.
- Now, you need to go to Account Privacy and activate the Private Account there.
Block the Person You Think is Stalking You
If you have any doubt that someone is stalking you on Instagram. Then you should immediately block them on the platform. This will prevent them from seeing your profile or your posts as they will be blocked completely.
Report the Person to Instagram
You should report the account if you see something uncommon activity from an account. Instagram has a team that investigates reports of stalking and harassment and therefore can take notice of your concern. Also, tell your family and friends to make a report for that account.