In recent years, Facebook introduced the Stories feature, following the footsteps of Instagram. This addition aimed to enhance the user experience on the platform.
However, there have been some limitations, especially when it comes to knowing who viewed your Facebook highlights.
But how can you see who viewed your highlights? And can you do it after 24 hours? In this article, we will answer these questions and more.
What are Facebook Highlights?
Facebook Highlights are similar to Stories and are displayed on your profile’s horizontal scroll bar. By default, they are visible to all your friends, but you can customize the privacy settings to restrict their visibility. This feature is particularly useful for public figures looking to build a following.
How Do Facebook Highlights Work?
To add content to your Highlights, you can access the Stories Archive section on Facebook. The Stories Archive serves as a storage space for all the Stories you post, eliminating the need to occupy storage on your phone.
This archive also allows you to select which Stories to include in your Highlights.
The introduction of Highlights encourages users to create spontaneous and entertaining content without the worry of it disappearing after 24 hours. It provides a way to showcase your favorite Stories to both new and old followers.
Can You See Who Views Your Facebook Highlights?
The short answer is NO. Unfortunately, Facebook does not provide a feature that allows you to see who has viewed your Highlights after 24 hours. While you can see who views your Highlights within the initial 24-hour window, this information is not accessible once the time limit has expired.
If you’re curious about who viewed your Highlights after 24 hours, you won’t be able to know.
How to See Who Viewed Your Highlights Within 24 Hours
If you want to see who viewed your highlights within 24 hours, you can do it easily by following these steps:
STEP 1: Open the “Facebook app” on your phone and tap on your profile picture at the top left corner.
STEP 2: Tap on the Profile Picture again and choose “View Story“.
STEP 3: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen. You will see a list of viewers and the number of views for each story in your highlight.
STEP 4: You can also tap on each viewer’s name to see their profile or message them.
Note that you can only see the viewers of your own highlights, not other people’s. Also, you can only see the viewers who have allowed you to see their story views in their privacy settings.
Why You Cannot See Who Viewed Your Highlights After 24 Hours?
Unfortunately, you cannot see who viewed your highlights after 24 hours. This is because Facebook does not provide a built-in feature to track the viewers of your highlights once the day has passed.
Unlike stories, where you can see recent viewers, the visibility data for highlights is no longer accessible beyond the 24-hour timeframe.
This means that if you want to know who viewed your highlights, you have to check them within a day. Otherwise, you will lose this information forever. There is no way to retrieve it later or use any third-party app or tool to do so.
The reason why Facebook does not let you see who viewed your highlights after 24 hours is because of privacy concerns, technical limitations, or simply because they want to encourage users to check their highlights more frequently.
Who Can See Your Facebook Highlights?
Facebook offers various privacy settings that allow you to control who can view your Highlights and Stories.
By tapping the Settings icon in the Edit Story Highlight section, you can access the Highlighting Options page, where you can adjust the relevant privacy settings. It’s worth noting that modifying the privacy settings for one Highlight will affect all of them.
If your Facebook account is set to private, only people on your friend and follower list will be able to view your Highlights and Stories. However, keep in mind that if you have restricted someone from seeing your Stories, they won’t be able to view your Highlights either.
If someone has hidden their Stories from you due to their own privacy concerns, there is no way to see them.
How to Change the Privacy Settings of Your Highlights
By default, your highlights are visible to all your friends on Facebook. However, you can change this setting and choose who can see your highlights or hide them from certain people or groups. Here is how:
- Open the Facebook app on your phone and tap on your profile picture at the top left corner.
- Tap on the three horizontal lines at the top right corner and then tap on Settings & Privacy.
- Tap on Settings and then scroll down to Stories.
- Tap on Story Archive and then tap on Privacy.
- Here you can choose who can see your story archive and your highlights. You can select from Public, Friends, Friends except…, Specific friends, or Only me.
- You can also tap on Hide Story From and select the people or lists that you want to hide your story archive and your highlights from.
Changing these settings will affect all your existing and future highlights. Also, keep in mind that those you have allowed to see your story can also see your highlights.
Facebook highlights are a great way to save and share your stories on your profile for longer than 24 hours. You can create different highlights for different topics and customize them with a cover photo and a name. You can also see who viewed your highlights within 24 hours, but not after that. You can change the privacy settings of your highlights, delete or edit them, and view other people’s highlights.
We hope this article has helped you understand how Facebook highlights work and how to use them effectively.
Can I modify the privacy settings for individual Highlights on Facebook?
Yes, you can. In the Edit Story Highlight section, tap the Settings icon to access the Highlighting Options page. From there, you can adjust the privacy settings for each Highlight.
Can anyone see my Facebook Highlights if my account is set to private?
No, if your Facebook account is private, only people on your friend and follower list will be able to view your Highlights and Stories.
There is no definitive way to tell if someone has hidden their Stories from you on Facebook due to privacy concerns. It’s also possible that a technical issue prevented the Story from loading for you.