One day my friend asked me that he want to watch someone’s Instagram live video, but my identity is showing them. I don’t want to disclose my identity but still want to watch their all Live videos. He again said that “how to watch Instagram Live without them knowing?”. In reply to his questions, I replied to him with some solution, and he is now able to watch Instagram, a Live video anonymously. In today’s guide, we will discuss some easy methods on how to watch Instagram Live without them knowing.
Is there an official way to watch Instagram live videos without them knowing?
NO. There is no option to hide your identity while watching Live videos. The broadcaster will know that you have watched their video. However, there are some workaround ways through which you can watch live Instagram videos.
How to watch Instagram live without them knowing?
We will discuss some of the easy methods in this article.
Method 1 – Watch Instagram Live video anonymously by changing Username and name.
You may change your username and Name to hide your identity while watching the live video.
- To change the username, go to the Instagram profile section and then click on the Edit Profile.
- Then clear the existing username and enter the new username.
- Similarly, change the Name if you want to.
- Tap on the Right Tick Icon at the top right corner to save the changes.
You can now watch Instagram live without them knowing.
Method 2 – Watch the video after they save it as an IGTV video.
Instagram offers an option to save the broadcasted video as an IGTV video. The creator can save the live video into IGTV after the video ends. If they have saved the video as an IGTV video, you can watch it without them knowing.
Method 3 – How to watch Instagram Live without them knowing by creating a new account.
You may create another blank account just to watch such live videos without them knowing. But to create a new account, you may need a new email id and mobile number to verify the account.
- After creating a new account, you can follow the creator which video you want to watch, and then block the user.
- Login to your main account and wait till the live videos start. (They may tell about the next live video schedule, or you may have to keep checking their account).
- Once the live video starts, log in to your blank account and unblock that user. Then Watch the video anonymously.
- Once the video finishes, block the user and log out from the account.
- Repeat the same procedure every time the new video goes live.
You may have to manage two different accounts, but this is the fastest and safest way that I have told my friend on his question to “How to watch Instagram live without them knowing?”
Method 4 – Use others account to watch them live
You can also use your family member’s account on his phone or log in to your phone and watch with their ID. In this way, your identity will be hidden, and still, you can watch the video. Things may go wrong if your family asks you why you ask them their account/phone😂😂, So keep your reason ready or get ready for long fights.😂
Method 5 – Use Website tools that offer to use Instagram anonymously. (Not recommended method)
Some websites offer you to watch Instagram live videos without them knowing. The tool asks you to enter the user’s Username and creates some random username for you. You can then watch the live video from the website itself.
But this method is not recommended by me because before they show you the live video, they will ask you to complete some tasks, such as watching an ad, doing random things that redirect you to spammy sites, etc. Many of us will get irritated and don’t want such a content lock. So, it’s better to avoid such websites. You may go with another method that is already discussed earlier.
So my friend has got the answer to “How to watch Instagram live without them knowing?” and he is now watching videos anonymously. What other methods are you guys using for watching videos privately? Let me know your own method in the comment section below.