How to leave a private story on Snapchat in 2020

Since we do not want to always share our adventures with everyone in our Snapchat contact list, Snapchat introduced ‘Private stories’. This function lets you choose the audience for your Snapchat stories. But what if you don’t want to be on someone’s private story list?

Can you leave a private story?

Yes, you can. If you are getting tired of viewing the same Snaps over and over again, there is a way out of your misery. You can always leave a person’s private story. Once you leave a person’s private story, not only will you not be able to view their private stories, you will also not know if they have posted a private story or not.

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How to leave a private story?

To leave a private story, you will first need to locate the story in the Story section of the app. Launch the Snapchat app and swipe left. If you can easily locate the user whose story you want to leave, then all the better. If not, use the search bar at the top to search for the person’s name.

If you are in someone’s private story, you will see their story with a lock symbol on it.

Simply tap and hold the story until you get a popup. Select ‘Leave story’, and then reconfirm that you would like to leave the story. The story will immediately disappear.

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Does Snapchat notify anyone when you leave a private story?

No. Snapchat does not notify the user or the other people in the story when you leave their private story. However, if they were to check the people on their private story, your name will be missing, so they might be able to tell.

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Why can’t I leave a private story on Snapchat?

The option to leave a private story requires the latest version of the app to be installed. So if you haven’t updated your app yet, first try doing that. If you still can’t leave the story, chances are the user has already taken down the story, or it has disappeared (after 24 hours).

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How to know if someone left your private story on Snapchat?

Snapchat does not notify you when someone leaves your private story. However, if you have a small number of people in your private story, you could always check to see if the number has reduced. This would indicate that someone has left your private story.

Now you know how to leave someone’s private story! If you have any queries feel free to reach out to us in the comments below.