How to See Who Viewed My Reels on Instagram

Creator or Detective, find out who has been enjoying your content from the backstage!

Curiosity often has no end point and as a creator, it is natural only to be excited and eager to gain insights into the reach of your posts. Well, Instagram Reels provides a wide enough platform for users to create & share short-form video content. With the primary goal being to gain audience engagement, often users want to know the views on the Reels they post on Instagram and especially to see who all viewed their content. So, is there any way? We’ll discuss it in this blog, so read till the end.

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How to See Who Viewed My Reels on Instagram

Instagram offers many features, editing tools, music options, and more for users to create Reels like a pro. No doubt there’s a plethora of trending content now and then. But is there an option for you to find out who views the content you post?

Unfortunately, no, it is not possible to see who exactly viewed your Reels videos. Unlike stories, Instagram does not provide any direct way through which you can find the profiles who have watched the content you post. While there’s no official explanation for this, it is likely due to the sheer number of views that Reels can receive. Just imagine the potential technical difficulties that could occur if the platform displayed every profile on the viewers list for videos with thousands or even millions of views.

However, there is a workaround that might give you a basic idea, although it may not be entirely helpful. You can try looking at the Likes on your Reels from where you’ll get an idea of who viewed it. It’s obvious if someone has liked the post, they have watched it.

1. Open Instagram and navigate to your profile page.

2. Move to the Reels section and play the video on which you want to see the viewers.

3. Tap on the heart (Likes) icon on the left.

Tap on the heart (Likes) icon on the left

Under LIKED BY, you’ll see all the profiles that have liked that Reels video, which means have viewed it as well.

Under LIKED BY, you'll see all the profiles that have liked that Reels video, which means have viewed it as well

Similarly, viewing the comments can also help you know who has viewed your Reels video. 

4. Tap on the Comments icon and go through each to determine the viewers’ profiles.

Tap on the Comments icon and go through each to determine the viewers' profiles

Also Read: How to See Who Viewed Your Instagram Posts

How to See Stats of Your Instagram Reels

You can still see the total number of views your Reels have received, which can give you an idea of their popularity. Additionally, Instagram offers a feature called Reels Analytics for users with a business or creator account, which allows users to know the reach of their content, with every minute detail such as likes, comments, saves, and shares. 

1. Open Instagram and tap on your Profile icon at the bottom right corner.

2. Tap on the three lines icon at the top right corner and select Insights from the menu.

tap on Insights

Here you’ll see an overview of the reach of all your Reels. You can even switch between duration, i.e., 7, 14, 30, and 90 days, along with insights from previous months.

If you want to view the insights for a specific Reels video, follow these steps:

1. On Instagram, move to your profile page, and navigate to the Reels section.

2. Select a Reel for which you want to view insights and tap on the three-dots icon on the bottom right corner.

3. Tap on the View insights option.

fap on View insights

This will redirect you to another page, where you can see all valuable information about your reels such as likes, comments, shares, Accounts reached, Reel interactions, initial plays, Replays, etc.

Also See: How to See Someone’s Activity on Instagram

Who Can See My Reels on Instagram?

The visibility of your reels on Instagram depends on the type of account you have.

  • If you have a public account, anyone who uses Instagram can view your Reels from various places of the app including the feed, Reels page, explore page, audio, viewers, and also by searching via multiple hashtags. Additionally, if you use your original audio for your reels, anyone can create a reel using your original audio.
  • If you have switched to a private account, only your followers will be able to see the Reels you post.

How to See Someone Else’s Instagram Reel Views

Whether you want to check out someone’s else Instagram Reels to compare the popularity or simply want to see their views for inspiration, here are the steps you need to follow :

1. Open Instagram and navigate to the creator’s profile on whose Reel you want to see the views.

2. Tap on the Reels icon, browse, and play your desired Reel video.

3. Tap the heart (Likes) icon.

Tap on the heart (Likes) icon on the left

4. The number of plays written refers to the number of views the Reel has received.

We hope this article was helpful for you and that you have learned how to see who viewed your reels on Instagram. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to drop them in the comments section below. For more such interesting articles, stay connected to Techcult.

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