How to View Your Own Story on Facebook

Facebook’s story feature, made famous by Snapchat, has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years. It lets users share content that lasts up to 24 hours. This article will show you how to view your own story on Facebook, regardless of your device.

How to View Your Own Story on Facebook

How to View Your Own Story on Facebook on a PC

If you’re accessing Facebook from your PC and want to see your story, the steps are relatively simple. It may seem obvious, but it’s important to establish a working internet connection first. Once that’s complete, head to your preferred browser and navigate your way to the Facebook website and login to your profile using your credentials.

Once this is complete, follow these steps to successfully view your own story:

  1. At the top of your News Feed, you will see all stories.
  2. Select the one with your name on it.
  3. You will now be able to view your story.
  4. To see the next story along, simply click the right arrow.

How to View Your Own Story on Facebook on an Android

There are two ways of viewing your story on Facebook from your Android. You can either do so from the Facebook app or through your browser. Most people tend to use the app as it provides quick and easy access.

Before anything, make sure that you are using the updated Facebook app on your Android. Once this is complete, simply follow these steps:

  1. From your home screen, open the Facebook app.
  2. At the top of your News Feed, you will see all Facebook stories posted.
  3. The first story (which has your name on it) is your story.
  4. Tap on this to view your story.

If you are accessing Facebook from a browser, here’s what you will need to do:

  1. Head to your preferred browser and navigate your way to Facebook.
  2. Once you are logged in, head to the top your News Feed.
  3. There, you will see all stories posted to Facebook including yours.
  4. Select the story with your name on it (it’s the first one) to view it.

How to View Your Own Story on Facebook on an iPhone

If you’re one of the many iPhone users around the country, then odds are you have the Facebook app installed on your device. Many people tend to post stories directly from their mobile devices as it’s easier to access and quicker than doing so from a desktop.

If you want to view your Facebook story on your iPhone, simply follow these steps:

  1. From your iPhone’s home screen, launch the Facebook app.
  2. Once you’re in, you will notice all Facebook stories at the top of the news feed.
  3. The first story in the row will be yours. You will be able to see your name on it.
  4. Tap on this to view your story.

On the other hand, if you prefer not to use the Facebook app, it’s also possible to view your story through a browser. Here’s how:

  1. Open Safari (or your preferred browser) and make your way to Facebook’s website.
  2. Once you are logged in, you will automatically be taken to your news feed.
  3. Located at the top of the page are the Facebook stories, including yours.
  4. Select the first story with your name on it to view it.

How to View Your Own Story on Facebook on an iPad

If you enjoy browsing Facebook on an iPad, follow these steps to view your story:

  1. Launch Facebook’s app from your iPad.
  2. Next, you will be taken to the news feed automatically.
  3. At the top of the page, you’ll be able to see the Facebook stories that have been posted by your friends.
  4. The very first story is yours and it is identifiable as your name is on it.
  5. Tap on this to view your story.

It’s also possible to view your Facebook story by accessing it through a browser on your iPad. Here are the steps you will need to follow:

  1. Launch your preferred browser and navigate your way to Facebook’s website.
  2. Log in using your credentials.
  3. You will be taken to the news feed immediately.
  4. At the top of the page, you’ll notice the Facebook stories that have been posted by your friends. This includes yours.
  5. Your story will be the first one to appear. Tap on it in order to view.

Some FAQs

Is it possible to view someone’s Facebook story without them knowing?

Yes. However, this only works if you are using the Facebook app on a mobile device or tablet. To do this, open the Facebook story you want to view. Hold your finger on the left or right side of your screen. Then you’ll need to swipe left or right without releasing your finger. That way you will be able to see Facebook story without the person being notified.

What is the point of Facebook stories?

Facebook stories give users a visual way of sharing their content, be it in video or photo form. Many people also use this feature to promote a business or event.

How do I view who has seen my Facebook story?

Go to the stories section at the top of your News Feed and select your story. Tap the bottom left of the screen to view who has seen your story. If nothing appears, this means that nobody has viewed your story yet.

Can a person see how many times I view their story?

No, it is not possible for a person to see how many times their stories have been viewed. If you find yourself snooping on someone’s story, you can rest easy knowing that they won’t know. Additionally, you won’t ever be able to know who your true Facebook stalkers are.

How do you react to a Facebook story?

At the top of your News Feed, select the story you wish to reply to. From there, tap “Send a reply” at the bottom of the page. You will be given the option of replying with a message or just simply using an emoji. Facebook recently introduced the “Haha,” “Wow,” “Sad,” “Angry,” and “Love” emojis to the stories feature. Your viewer list will also highlight who has responded to any stories you may have posted.

Can anyone see who has viewed my Facebook story?

No. Only you will be able to view who has seen your Facebook story.

Story Time

Facebook stories are an excellent feature which lets us share photos and videos short-term with others. Regularly updating your Facebook app also means you’ll have access to a host of new and interesting features. This includes the use of filters, geolocation, and incorporating a soundtrack to your story.

Hopefully this article has helped shed some light on how to successfully view your own story, no matter your preferred device.

Have you tried viewing your own story on Facebook? If so, which device did you use? And how did you find the process? Let us know in the comments section below.

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