Can someone see my story if I unhide them?

Answered by Antonio Sutton

Unfortunately, there isn’t a definitive answer to whether someone can see your story if you unhide them on Instagram. The platform doesn’t provide a direct notification or indication that someone has been unhidden from your stories. This lack of transparency is intentional, as Instagram prioritizes privacy and doesn’t want to reveal who may have hidden or unhidden someone’s stories.

When you hide someone’s stories on Instagram, it means that their stories will not appear in your feed. However, it’s important to note that this action only affects the visibility of their stories. It doesn’t restrict their access to your profile or prevent them from seeing your regular posts or other activity on the platform.

If you choose to unhide someone’s stories, it’s generally assumed that they will be able to see your stories again. However, this assumption is based on the fact that un-hiding someone restores the default visibility settings for their stories. There is no guarantee that they will immediately see your stories, as it depends on their own activity and whether they actively check your profile or stories.

It’s also worth mentioning that Instagram’s algorithms and features are constantly evolving, so there is always a possibility that changes may occur in the future. This means that the way hiding and unhiding stories works could change, and there may be new features or notifications introduced that provide more transparency in this regard.

While it’s generally assumed that someone can see your story if you unhide them, there is no definitive way to confirm this. Instagram prioritizes privacy and does not provide direct notifications or indications of when someone has been unhidden from stories.