What does ‘unviewed story’ mean on Snapchat?

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You may have received notifications on Snapchat informing you of an ‘unviewed story,’ but what does this mean? Here’s everything you need to know about ‘unviewed stories’ on Snapchat.

Multimedia instant messaging platform Snapchat has millions of active users across the world, who use the app the share images, videos, and direct messages with their friends on a daily basis.

People can also post using the popular ‘stories’ feature on the app, which is an image or video on your profile that disappears after 24 hours.

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Some Snapchat users have reported receiving notifications informing them of an ‘unviewed story’ from the username of one of their contacts, however, many are confused as to what this notification actually means.

If you have also received this notification and want to find out why, here’s everything you need to know.

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Snapchat is used by millions around the world.

What does ‘unviewed story’ mean on Snapchat?

The ‘unviewed story’ notification on Snapchat means that one of your contacts has posted a story that you have not yet seen, and the app is giving you a reminder to view it before it automatically disappears when the 24-hour period is over.

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Some users have said they believed the notification to mean that one of their contacts had ‘unviewed’ a story they posted, however, it currently does not seem to be possible to remove your view from someone’s story once you have seen it.

You are able to manage your Snapchat notifications by going into the app, clicking on your profile, and then the gear icon. Scroll to ‘notifications,’ and choose which notifications you want to switch on or off.

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Can you unview a story on Snapchat?

It is currently not possible to ‘unview’ a story on Snapchat. Once you have seen someone’s story, you can not revoke your view afterward. The original poster will be able to see everyone who has viewed their story.

If you want to learn more about how to use Snapchat, you can check out some of our other guides here:

How to remove someone from your Snapchat best friends list | How to allow camera access on Snapchat | How to make a public profile on Snapchat | How to make a private story on Snapchat | How to pin someone on Snapchat

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