So, you have a suspicion that someone has blocked you from seeing their story on Snapchat. Unfortunately, Snapchat doesn’t provide a quick way for you to find out this information. I get it, you want to know if this person has something against you.
If you’re wondering why you can’t see your friend’s Snapchat story if you’re not blocked, then it’s either because they have their story set to friends only and you’re not their Snapchat friend. Another reason why you can’t see their story even though you’re not blocked is because of a glitch.
Sometimes Snapchat says a story is unavailable even though the person hasn’t hidden you from seeing it. This glitch or bug can be fixed by you updating your app and it shouldn’t be a thing that happens all the time. However, if it does, it’s safe to assume that they’ve been blocking you from seeing their story.
What Does Snap Unavailable Mean?
Snap unavailable means that they deleted the snap. It doesn’t mean that they customized you out of seeing your story.
How Can You Tell If a Friend on Snapchat Customizes You Out From Viewing Their Story?
Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to know who actually blocked you from seeing their story on Snapchat because this is a violation of other people’s privacy. Although their Snapchat story is available for all of their friends, if they’ve decided to block you from their story, there’s no possible way to see it.
If you’re wondering if your friend has blocked you from viewing their story on Snapchat, there’s no concrete way to find out that they have. If before they blocked you, they didn’t post much, then you can use this as a way to tell if they’ve blocked you. However, just because someone doesn’t post stories anymore, doesn’t mean that they’ve blocked you from seeing their story.
The best way to know if someone has hidden their story from you is to ask someone that’s already their friend on Snapchat, ‘what stories have they posted’. From here, you’ll be able to know if they hid their story from you.
How to Tell If Someone Blocked You on Snapchat Story
Using intuition, it’s quite easy to tell if someone has blocked you from viewing their story. There are ways that you’ll be able to find this out but since your Snapchat may have potentially been blocked from being theirs, there’s no way you can use your account for this. You can only use other accounts to find out because they won’t be hidden from viewing stories.
1. Ask A Friend to Send their Story
The first thing you want to do in this situation is to ask someone to send you their Snapchat story. You need to ask someone who wasn’t blocked and someone who has them as a friend.
If their Snapchat account is on private, then this person would have to have them as a friend. If the person who you think has blocked you has their story settings on ‘Everyone’ and not ‘friends only’, this means that you can get anyone to search for their name and their name and story should come up.
After, they would need to send their story to you. If it says, ‘Snap unavailable’, you have been blocked. If you weren’t blocked, you would have seen the Snapchat story. The only other reason the snap would say Snap unavailable is because they have deleted it because the person had a chance to update their Snapchat so they’ve managed to send it to you – but because it’s been deleted the snap will no longer be available.
2. Make a Fake Snapchat Account
If you don’t want to ask anyone to send you their story, you can make a fake account.
This account would have to be believable in order for them to accept you as a friend, so you can see their stories. Or, if their Snapchat account is available for anyone to view, then you can make the account without making it look believable.
After you do this, you can check if there are any stories you can view that you couldn’t view from your original account. If you can, this means that they blocked you from seeing their story/s.
3. Ask A Friend to Show you
If you’re with a friend and they have Snapchat, you can give them the suspect’s username and ask them to view their story. You can only do this if they don’t have them as a friend and their account isn’t private.
If they do have them as a friend, then this would be much simpler. If they show you their story and you couldn’t see it on your account, then it looks like you have been blocked from seeing their story.
4. Have They Stopped Posting For A While?
Another way you can tell if they have stopped you from viewing their story is by looking at how much they used to post and compare it to how much they post now. If they posted very frequently, and consistently, then suddenly stop, you can use this as evidence that they’ve stopped you from viewing their story.
Although they could’ve just stopped posting altogether due to simply not wanting to post, if they have posted frequently and consistently for many months and they suddenly stop for a few weeks, then it’s safe to make the assumption that they’ve hidden their story from you.
5. Ask Them If They Did
The easiest way to know if someone has blocked you from seeing their story is to simply ask them. It’s as simple as saying, did you block me from seeing your story. Obviously, if they’re not a straight-up person, then they might not tell you the truth and you’ll have to use other methods to try and find out if they did block you from seeing it. But if they are honest, they’ll tell you that they blocked you from seeing it. Maybe they didn’t want you to see something that would upset you, or maybe they only wanted to post something for a certain group of people to see.
6. Check Again
Sometimes there are glitches that can happen which can cause a story not to show up the first time. Glitches are failures in the software that causes some unexpected errors and in this case, someone has published a story but it hasn’t come up for you. In this situation, to know if they hid you from seeing their story, then you should check again. You simply need to search for their name again and swipe down when you’re on their profile to update it. If you notice that there’s no red ring around their profile picture, then it’s safe to say that they’ve blocked you from seeing their stories.
They Could’ve Just Outright Blocked You On Snapchat
If someone blocked you on Snapchat, then it’s pretty similar to them blocking you from watching their stories because you won’t be able to watch them. Although blocking you entirely means that you don’t get to see their Snapchat profile outright, it also means that you won’t be able to see any stories that they upload.
Can Someone Know If You Block Them From Seeing Your Story?
There’s no way that anyone can know that you blocked them from viewing your story. However, they can use their intuition to find out that you’ve stopped them from seeing your story. They can ask a friend that’s friends with you to show them or they could ask them to send your Snapchat story to them.
If they can see that you posted a story using their friend’s account and they can’t see your story, this will tell them that you’ve blocked them from seeing it. If their friend that’s friends with you send your story to them, and it says ‘Story Unavailable’, this will let them know that you’ve hidden them from viewing your stories.
What Happens When Someone Blocks You From Seeing Their Story On Snapchat
When someone blocks you from their story on Snapchat, there are a few things that you’re going to notice. Snapchat gives clues all the time and it’s hard to not realize something when it’s happened. Along with noticing weird things when someone has blocked their story from you, if you go digging deeper, it’s actually easy to find out that they’ve blocked you from seeing it. It’s not something that takes a genius to figure out.
You Can’t See Any Story They Post
If someone has blocked you, one thing that you’ll notice off the bat is that it doesn’t seem like they post any stories at all. If someone has gone from posting loads to posting less, then you’ll know that something could be going on. It’s not always the case that as soon as someone is no longer active that they’ve blocked you from seeing their story. But if you notice that someone is very active then one day they suddenly stop posting, it should lead you to investigate more about the situation. This is more apparent if it’s someone you’re relatively close with and you notice that you haven’t seen a story from them in ages.
When Someone Sends The Story To You It’ll Be Unavailable
If you have a close friendship group, you’ll usually have a Snapchat group chat. With the group chat, usually, things are sent into the chat mainly about mutual friends. If you notice that someone has sent something into the group chat and it’s about someone all of you know about, you may notice that you’re unable to see the story. If you notice that you’re unable to see the story that they sent, then this is a sign that you’ve been blocked from watching their stories. This is something major you’ll notice when you’ve been blocked from someone’s Snapchat story.
How to See Stories That You’ve Been Blocked From Seeing
If someone has hidden their story from you, there’s no way you can use the account that they blocked, to see their hidden story. This would be a massive violation of privacy if there was a way to see a story that someone hid you from. Once they’ve hidden you from a story, it’s impossible to see their story using that account again.
1. Ask Them To Stop Hiding You
If you want to start seeing someone’s stories again, the quickest route to get there would be to ask them to stop hiding you. When you ask them to stop hiding you from their stories, one of two things will happen. They’re going to deny that they ever hid their story from you, or going to deny that they’ve hidden you but they’ll remove you from the list of people they’ve blocked from watching it. In rare cases do they admit that they blocked you before unblocking you – this is if they think you don’t know about it.
2. Get Your Friend To Show It to You
Another easy when to see stories again when you’ve been hidden is to ask your friend to screenshot or screen record what’s on their Snapchat story. Because you’re blocked, they can’t just send you the story because you’ll be unable to see it. But you can get them to show you what’s on their story without sending it.
3. Use Your Private Account
If you have a private account and their Snapchat account is public, you can use this to take a quick peek and what’s on their story. With a private account, you’re able to do this on Snapchat without revealing that it’s you. Along with this, they may have only thought to block you from seeing their story on your main account but with their burner or their private account, chances are that it’s not blocked.
Does Snapchat Notify When You Block Someone From Seeing Your Story
Snapchat doesn’t notify someone when you block them from seeing your story. Because of the privacy aspect, Snapchat wouldn’t allow people to know when you’ve blocked them from viewing your story. This would cause too many problems within the community and people won’t feel comfortable blocking people from their stories if they know that Snapchat will tell that person. As soon as you block them from seeing your story, they’ll have no clue it happened.
With that being said, If you block someone from seeing your story and mention their username within the story, then they’re going to know that you blocked them from seeing your story because it’ll be sent to them as soon as you post it. Although they won’t be able to see the story because they’ve been blocked, you’ve mentioned them so Snapchat will notify them by sending your story directly to them.
If I Block Someone From Seeing My Snapchat Story Will They Know
There’s no way that people can find out that you’ve blocked them from viewing your story. However, they can use certain methods to find out that you’ve hidden them from your story, such as asking a friend that follows you to show them or asking a friend that follows you to send it to them.
If they can see that you posted a story using their friend’s account and they can’t view it from their own account, this will let them know that you’ve blocked them from seeing it. If their friend that follows you sends your story to them, and it says ‘Snap Unavailable’, this will let them know that you’ve hidden them from viewing your stories.
If You Hide Someone From Your Snapchat Story After Posting
If you hide someone from your Snapchat story after posting, they’ll still be able to see the stories that you’ve uploaded before that. They won’t be able to see any stories that are posted after you block them. If you don’t want someone to see your stories, make sure that you block them before you upload them. They’ll still be able to see any stories that were uploaded before.
What Does Snap Unavailable Mean?
If you see the ‘Snap unavailable’ error, it’s possible that they blocked you from viewing their story, however, there is a chance that this message is showing because someone has blocked your account or they’ve deleted the story as soon as it was sent to you. To check this is the case, you need to refresh Snapchat and visit their profile. If you haven’t been blocked, then it looks like they’ve hidden their story from you or they’ve deleted it.