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What Are Hidden Stories on Snapchat?

What are hidden stories on Snapchat

In 2013, Snapchat introduced the story feature, which has become prevalent among most social media platforms. Snapchat stories are snaps displayed on your feed for 24 hours for all Snapchat users to see.

But, sometimes you might decide to hide your stories from some people, the solution to this? Hidden stories.

Quick Answer

Hidden stories on Snapchat are stories whose visibility has been restricted; hence, approved Snapchat users can only see them. Other than hiding Snapchat stories created by you from others, you can also hide stories created by other people from showing up in your feed.

If you want to know how to hide your Snapchat stories from public view or some of your friends, make sure you continue reading this article. Another thing you will learn from this article is how to hide unwanted Snapchat users’ stories from your feed. 

How To Hide Your Stories on Snapchat?

Snapchat stories are public, implying that anyone with a Snapchat account can see them. However, sometimes you don’t want everybody, including strangers, to see your stories.

Thankfully, there are various ways to do this, and we will discuss them in this section.

Method #1: Creating Private Stories

It is possible to create Snapchat stories for some set of friends only. Hence, other people on your friend list, including other Snapchat users, will not see the story.

Here is how to create new private story on Snapchat while selecting friends that can see it:

  1. Open the Snapchat app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap on your Bitmoji in the top left corner.
  3. Tap on the “+ New Story” button.
  4. Select “New Private Story.”
  5. Select the friends you would like to view your story.
  6. Tap the “Create Story” button.
  7. Name the story and hit “Done.”
  8. Upload your photo or video, or take one with the built-in camera and add it to your newly created private story.

Method #2: Make Uploaded Snapchat Stories Visible to Friends Only

Do you want to restrict the visibility of your already uploaded story to your friends only so that it is not visible to other Snapchat users?

Here is how to make your uploaded story visible to people on your friend list only:

  1. Open the Snapchat app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap on your Bitmoji in the top left corner.
  3. Tap on the three-dot icon behind the “Add to My Story” button.
  4. Tap on the “Story Settings” option.
  5. Select “My Friends” to make your story visible to people in your friend list.
  6. Create your story.

Method #3: Make Stories Visible to Some Friends Only

In method #2 above, we talked about how to make your uploaded stories visible to all your friends. However, you might want to block some people on your friend list from seeing your story.

Here is how to block some people on your friend list from seeing your Snapchat story:

  1. Open the Snapchat app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap on your Bitmoji in the top left corner.
  3. Tap on the three-dot icon next to the “Add to My Story” button.
  4. Select the “Story Settings” option.
  5. Select “Custom” from the options.
  6. Choose people that you wish to block from viewing your story.
  7. Tap the “Block” button at the bottom.
  8. Upload your story.

Method #4: Control Story Privacy From Snapchat Settings

Here is how to control story privacy from Snapchat’s settings:

  1. Open the Snapchat app on your phone.
  2. Tap on the Bitmoji in the top left corner.
  3. Tap on the settings icon in the top right corner.
  4. Scroll down to the “Privacy Controls” section and tap on “View My Story.”
  5. Choose the “My Friends” or “Custom” option based on your need.
  6. Create your story.
Note

Choose the “My Friends” option if you want the story visible to everybody on your friend list. Meanwhile, you should choose the “Custom” option to make the story visible to selected friends from your friend list.

How To Hide Other People’s Stories on Snapchat?

Sometimes you are not interested in seeing your friends’ Snapchat stories on your feed. The good news is that you can hide or mute such stories:

 Here is how to hide other people’s stories on Snapchat:

  1. Open the Snapchat app on your mobile device.
  2. Swipe left to open the Friends Stories section.
  3. Long-press the story you want to hide/mute.
  4. Select “Story Settings.”
  5. Toggle on the “Mute Story” option at the bottom of the list.

Conclusion

Snapchat is a social media platform allowing users to make video and picture snaps by playing with filters and lenses. It also makes it possible to share these snaps with friends in the form of stories that disappear after 24 hours.

Nevertheless, you might decide that some of your stories are inappropriate for everyone or want them viewed by specific Snapchat users. Thankfully, you don’t have to break a neck to achieve that at all.

In this article, we discussed the different methods of creating Snapchat stories that a selected few can view.

If you practice all we have discussed in this article, you will never need to get embarrassed by people seeing your Snapchat stories when you don’t want them to.  

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