Recently, everyone has been speculating about how Instagram ranks the people who have watched a users’ Instagram Story, especially with the way Instagram keeps changing up its algorithm.
People often think it is based on who is ‘stalking’ their profile the most or who is watching their story multiple times, however, it is quite the opposite.
So what does the order mean? What do people do to be at the top of the list? Well, we have found out so read on to find out how it’s ranked…
So you may have noticed that the people at the top of your list when you’re checking out who watched your story are your fave people, but this doesn’t mean they’ve been stalking your profile or watching your story multiple times.
Instagram isn’t revealing who checks your profile out the most this way… instead, the people at the top of your list are the people who you engage with the most and not who engages with you the most!
Instagram knows more about who you interact with the most, so it places them at the top of your story when they’ve viewed it so you know they’ve seen it!
When you look at who has watched your Instagram Story, the people you usually see at the top are determined by these two things: your interactions with other accounts and how often you’re checking in to see who has viewed your story.
If you keep checking and checking, you will realise the list usually has changed in order. This isn’t because people who visit your profile more have finally viewed it, it is because Instagram is trying to show you a new set of people who have viewed it.
So how does Instagram know who you’re interacting with the most?
It looks at the photos you like and the videos you watch, and Instagram’s main aim is to prioritise content from your family and friends first. It tries to predict what posts you’ll find the most important through interest, timeliness and relationship. To use Instagram’s algorithm to your advantage you need to be using all Instagram features.
This affects who shows up on your feed as it will take into account posts you like and comment on and the Stories you watch!
So we hope this has cleared up some of the ambiguity surrounding the ranking of who has watched your Instagram Stories, as it seems to be more to do with you and your Instagram activity rather than the other users!