You would like to view the Stories of some Instagram profiles anonymously, without having your name appear among users. have you look? Would you like to download some photos and videos from Instagram Stories but don’t know how to do it? Are you looking for a quick and effective way to create a backup of all the content, including Feeds and Stories, that you have posted on Instagram? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, I think you would do well to try Qoob Stories .
If you have never heard of it, Qoob Stories is an excellent computer software, compatible with all popular versions of Windows and macOS, which allows you to download all sorts of content from Instagram within a couple of clicks. It allows you to download Stories, including those in evidence, without having your name appear among those of the users who have viewed them. It then allows you to download photos and videos from the Feed by also acting on private profiles. Other interesting possibilities offered are those of subscribing to hashtags or locations, in order to automatically download their contents, and instant backup of your Instagram profile.
Qoob Stories can be downloaded and used for free in the basic version. To have access to the Stories and unlock a higher number of downloads, however, you need to purchase a license for the software. If you want more information and, above all, you want to find out in detail how to see Instagram Stories anonymously with Qoob Stories , keep reading: everything is explained below.
Qoob Stories Plans
Before going into the detail of the guide and explaining yourself how to see Instagram Stories anonymously with Qoob Stories , it seems appropriate to explain the plans and prices of the software, since access to the Stories is only allowed to holders of a license.
- Starter (free) – is the free plan of Qoob Stories and, as mentioned, does not include access to Instagram. It allows you to subscribe to up to 2 profiles and download 200 photos and videos from their Feeds. You can use it for personal purposes only.
- Personal (8.54 euros / month) – allows you to subscribe to 10 Instagram profiles with unlimited downloads of Stories, Featured Stories, photos and video of the Feed. It also supports private accounts and eliminates ads. For personal purposes only.
- Professional (30.50 euros / month) – allows you to subscribe to unlimited Instagram profiles with automatic download and without download limits for Stories, Featured Stories , photos and videos of the Feed. It also supports private accounts and the download of posts and captions in text format. Eliminate ads and can be used for professional purposes.
To activate a Qoob Stories paid plan, all you need to do is than press the relevant subscription button on the site and fill in the form that is proposed to you with your details and those of the payment method you intend to use, chosen between credit card and PayPal.
You can deactivate the subscription at any time: just connect to this Web page (or select the item relating to license management in the Qoob Stories menu), enter the license number and press the Next button.
To find out more, I invite you to consult the official Qoob Stories website, where you can find a comparison table of all plans and other useful information on licenses.
How Qoob Stories works
Having made the necessary premises above, it’s time to find out how Qoob Stories works . Below you will find therefore explained how to get the software on Windows and macOS and how to use it to download Stories (including those in evidence), photos and videos from your favorite Instagram profiles, even private ones. Happy reading!
Well, all you have to do to download Qoob Stories on your PC is to connect to the official website of the program and click on the Download button. The software version best suited to the operating system installed on your computer will be automatically picked up.
When the download is complete, if you are using Windows , open the .msi file obtained and click on the Next button; then put the check mark on the I accept the terms in the License Agreement item and, to complete the setup, click in sequence on the Next buttons (twice consecutively), Install , Yes and Finish .
If, on the other hand, you are using a Mac , open the .dmg file you downloaded and copy the Qoob Stories icon into the macOS Applications folder. That’s it!
For installation completed, you are ready to learn more about how Qoob Stories works. The steps to take are the same on both Windows and macOS.
To download Instagram Stories anonymously , start therefore Qoob Stories calling it from the Start menu of Windows or from the Launchpad of macOS, then accept the conditions of use and close the message that warns you of the use of safe mode (a setting, activated by default but can be disabled from the program options, which reduces the risk of exceeding the action limits set by Instagram by adjusting the content download times).
Now, as the Stories view and download feature is only available to license holders (if you don’t have it, all profiles have 0 Stories available), you need to activate your copy of the software. To do this, click on the Activate button located at the bottom right, select the item Activate your subscription from the next screen, paste your license code in the field that is shown to you and press the Apply button. That’s all!
Now you have to perform a Another essential operation to activate the Stories download: connect your Instagram account to Qoob Stories . Don’t worry: your password will not be stored in any way by the program; authentication will in fact take place through a secure token that will not expose your password to security risks.
That said, to connect your Instagram account in Qoob Stories, click on the little man icon located at the top right and select the Login item from the menu that is proposed to you. Please note that if you have activated two-factor authentication (2FA) on Instagram you may have problems logging in using the disposable codes generated by the authentication apps. In the event that the codes are rejected, try to activate the reception of the same via SMS or temporarily deactivate the two-factor authentication (and then restore everything, once logged into the program).
Once logged in, it’s time to take action and download Stories from Instagram with Qoob Stories. In this regard, know that you have two possibilities at your disposal: search “manually” the profile from which to download the contents, using the search bar of Qoob Stories, or import the list of profiles you follow on Instagram and automatically download all its contents. The latter option, if you follow many profiles, can be very demanding both in terms of disk space occupied and download times: think very carefully before activating it, please!
To download the contents of a single profile by searching for it” manually “in Qoob Stories, type its username in the bar you see above and select the most relevant result from the suggestions that appear. Then click on the icon with the two control bars located at the top right and choose which content to download from post photos , video post , Stories and Featured Stories . From the same screen you also have the possibility to indicate the start and end date of the contents to be downloaded automatically.
Perfect: now press the button Subscribe to and you will activate the subscription – and therefore the content download – from the selected profile. Please note that in addition to users, you can search and download the contents of hashtag and location .
The most is done. From this moment on, Qoob Stories will automatically download all the contents related to the selected profile / location / hashtag to your computer and show you previews in its main window. The Stories are downloaded anonymously , so those who posted them will not see your name among those who have viewed them.
The contents are saved in the Images / Qoob Stories folder of the computer, in sub-folders with the names of the profiles to which you have subscribed: within them you will also find the folders story , with the contents of the Stories, and highlights , with the contents of the Stories in evidence.
If you want to change the default folder where the contents are saved, you can do it by clicking on the little man icon located at the top right, selecting the Settings item from the menu that appears and pressing the Browse button in the next window (where you can also change the settings relating to the automatic update of the profiles and the use of the safe mode ).
If you have also decided to download photos and videos from the Feed as well as the Stories , you will be able to recognize them immediately by the shape of their previews, round rather than square, and by the indicator at the top ( xx post – xx story , where instead of xx there will be the numbers of posts and Stories present in the selected profile). To view all the contents of a profile, click on the (->) icon on the right of the relevant box.
By clicking on the preview of a content , you can view the same in full size, while clicking on the ⋮ icon present on each preview you can view the photo , show it in File Explorer / Finder , view it on Instagram or share it on Facebook and Twitter .
Furthermore, please note that by clicking on the ⋮ button at the top right of the box of each profile, location or hashtag added to Qoob Stories you can access a menu through which view details , show downloaded content in the File / Finder Explorer and show original content on Instagram . The same menu also contains the More option, through which copy a link to the selected profile or export its posts as a CSV / TXT file . The remove option, on the other hand, allows you to remove the selected profile from Qoob Stories and then stop downloading its contents.
To stop downloading the contents of a profile momentarily, without removing it from Qoob Stories, you can press on the (x) always located at the top right. The other icons in the program allow you to set a specific profile / location / hashtag (the pin ) at the top, search among the inscriptions (the magnifying glass ) and sort them according to various criteria (the two arrows ).
You want automatically subscribe to all the profiles you follow on Instagram ? In this case, click on the Edit menu of Qoob Stories (above) and select the items Subscribe to> Account I’m following from the latter, then giving confirm of your choice.
In the same menu you will also find the options to subscribe only to the Stories of the accounts you follow , to your own account (to have a backup of your content saved locally) or to the posts you have saved on Instagram.
Also, always via the Edit menu of Qoob Stories, you can manage your subscriptions by choosing whether to update blocked subscriptions , update all subscriptions , pause all subscriptions or remove all subscriptions . Convenient, isn’t it?
For more information
At this point you should have a fairly clear idea of how Qoob Stories works and the many features offered by the application. In case of further doubts or curiosity, the official Help Center is still available, also in Italian, which contains the answers to all the most frequently asked questions by users.
To use it, all you have to do is visit the link I just provided and select one of the topics on the page that opens. You will then be sent back to the relative informative article with all the relevant information.
Article created in collaboration with Qoob.
Salvatore Aranzulla is the most widely read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. Known for discovering vulnerabilities on Google and
Microsoft. He collaborates with computer magazines and edited the technological column of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of Aranzulla.it, one of the
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