Snapchat doesn’t reorder viewer lists based on subsequent views.
Once you’ve viewed a story, your name remains in the position it initially appeared in, regardless of how many times you rewatch the story.
Viewing and Rewatching Snapchat Stories
When you view a Snapchat story for the first time, your name will appear in the list of people who have viewed the story.
You can rewatch the story as many times as you want during the 24-hour period it’s available, but rewatching does not affect the order of names in the viewer list.
Can They See If You Replay Their Story?
When you view someone’s Snapchat story, they can see that you’ve viewed it, but they cannot see how many times you’ve viewed it.
Snapchat does not provide information on the number of times an individual user has viewed a story.
So, if you replay a story multiple times, the story’s poster will not be notified of your repeated views.
Snapchat+ does have a feature that displays eyes on a user’s story with a number next to it indicating how many people have rewatched the story however this does not show which users rewatched the story.
The Mechanics of Snapchat Viewer List
The Snapchat viewer list order is primarily based on the order in which viewers access the story.
The earliest viewers are listed first, while the most recent viewers are added to the bottom of the list.
This order does not change if a viewer decides to rewatch the story.
So the only way you will appear top of the list is if you were the last person to watch their story (the first time you watched it).
Privacy Aspects in Snapchat Story Viewing
Snapchat prioritizes user privacy, offering features like ‘Ghost Mode’ and the option to choose who can see your stories.
When it comes to viewing stories, Snapchat does not disclose how many times a user views a story.
Only the fact that they have viewed it at least once is conveyed to the person who posted the story.
FAQs About Snapchat Story Viewing
1. Can someone see if I screenshot their Snapchat story?
Yes, Snapchat notifies the user if you take a screenshot of their story. A push notification is sent, and the screenshot action is highlighted next to the viewer’s name in the viewer list.
2. Can I hide my view from someone’s Snapchat story?
As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, there’s no official way to hide your view from someone’s Snapchat story. If you view a story, your name will appear on their viewer list.
3. Can I see the exact time someone viewed my Snapchat story?
Snapchat does not provide the exact time someone viewed your story. However, it provides a chronological viewer list, so you can have a general idea of when someone viewed it based on their position in the list.
4. If I block someone, can they still see my Snapchat story?
No, if you block someone on Snapchat, they will not be able to see your story, chat with you, or view your profile.
5. Can I view a Snapchat story after it has disappeared?
Snapchat stories disappear after 24 hours and cannot be viewed again unless the user has chosen to save the story. This is part of Snapchat’s ephemeral nature, promoting real-time sharing and viewing.
6. Can someone know if I rewatch their Snapchat story?
While a user can see that you’ve viewed their Snapchat story, they won’t be able to tell how many times you’ve viewed it so they won’t know that you’ve rewatched it.