How do I know who sees my Facebook highlights?

How do I know who sees my Facebook highlights?

Facebook Featured Stories: How to know who sees my stories and restrict their visibility?

Have you had the feeling that someone is spying on your Facebook highlights? This function of the social network was invented so that users could post representative content on their profile with which they make themselves or their company known. But what happens when people we don't want to show our content to get to see these featured stories?

In today's article we will be answering the question: How do I know who sees my Facebook highlights? Whether you want to find out which potential customers or followers your stories reach or you want to control who can or cannot see said content. We'll also teach you what you can do to prevent some people from seeing your featured stories.

Are Facebook Stories Highlights public?

We want to start this article by explaining that the Facebook highlights stories are public default. In other words, if you have not messed with their configuration, it is most likely that their visibility is public and, therefore, everyone can see their content. However, you can change visibility mode from "public" to "only for my friends" or "custom" mode, and later we will explain how to do it.

How do I know who sees my Facebook story highlights?

How do I know who sees my Facebook highlights?

Facebook shows you when someone views your story, but not how many times they did.

Facebook saves the profiles of the people who see your featured stories as a kind of "list". To consult that list and find out who viewed a story of yours, do the following:

  1. Go to the top of the feed (ie the Facebook interface).
  2. In the section where the Stories, open the one that says Your history. Find an old story in your story archive
  3. Go to the featured story you want to know who viewed it on.
  4. Tap on Spectators (the eye icon) in the bottom left.
  5. In this section you can find the list of people who have seen your story. If only one paragraph appears and no names are listed, no one has seen your story yet.
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On the other hand, if it's a story antigua, then you will need to find it in your story archive in order to access its viewer log. To do this, follow the next steps:

  1. Tap the button 3 bars from the menu in the upper right corner of the main Facebook application screen.
  2. Press your name at the top to access your profile.
  3. Click on the 3 points that are above your profile information to see the options menu.
  4. Choose File > Archive of stories.
  5. Enter the story you want and see what were its Spectators following the steps that we had already mentioned above.

Can I see if someone viewed my stories multiple times?

No. Unfortunately, Facebook only records if a person viewed your story, but does not keep information about how many times that person logged in to view the content.

Control who sees my Facebook stories

How to control who can see my Facebook stories

There are 3 privacy settings for stories: Public, Friends, and Custom.

Now, maybe when looking at the viewers of your highlights, you saw a name on the list that you wish wasn't there. Well, as we promised at the beginning of the article, in this section we will explain how to control who can or cannot see your Facebook stories highlights. The truth is that it is quite simple. You only have to follow two steps:

  1. In the section of Stories enters Your history.
  2. Now, within your story, touch the 3 points in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select option History settings.
  4. Enter the section of history privacy.
  5. Select your preferred option.

When choosing who can see your stories, it is worth noting that there are three options:

  1. Option 1. Public: Everyone can see your highlights (friends or not).
  2. Option 2. Friends: Only your friends can see your highlights.
  3. Option #3. Personalized: Only selected friends can see your highlights.

See a person's stories without them noticing

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Is it possible to view Facebook stories without revealing your identity? Here are two possible methods.

If I see a person's featured stories, can they notice? The direct answer would be yes, there is no way to prevent the Facebook app from detecting a view. However, there is one trick or another to see someone's featured content without revealing your identity.

For example, you can ask a friend or family member to lend you their account for a moment of the social network and use it to see the featured story. Of course, keep in mind that if the person in question has configured the privacy of their stories so that only their friends can see it, you will have to use a Facebook account that has added that person as a friend, of course.

Another option would be to use a fake facebook account (with invented name and photos taken from the Internet). Through the fake account you will be able to see the highlights of anyone without revealing your true identity. Although as with the previous method, if this person only shares his stories with his friends, you will have to send him the friend request from the fake account.


As you will have seen in this tutorial, it is possible to know who sees your Facebook highlights and in fact it is a fairly easy process. We've also shown you that if you're not comfortable with a certain person viewing your stories, you can change your settings. history privacy to one of the following modes: “only my friends” or “custom (choose who can see)”.

On the other hand, and to close this article with a flourish, we give you a brief explanation of some ways to see a person's stories without them noticing (you know, in case you want to go from being spied on to spying). We hope that all this content has been very useful for you.

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