What happens when someone mentions you in their Instagram story
When someone mentions you in their story, your username is visible in their story, and anyone who can see it can tap your username to go to your profile. If your account is set to private, only your approved followers can see your posts.
Stories you're mentioned in don't appear on your profile or in your tagged photos. Keep in mind that photos and videos shared to someone's story disappear to their followers after 24 hours, unless they've added those stories as highlights.
How to know when someone mentioned you in their story
  • If someone you follow mentions you in their story, you'll get a direct message from them that includes a preview of their story.
  • If someone you don't follow mentions you, it'll appear in your inbox as a message request.
Keep in mind
  • You can change who can mention you in your privacy settings from the Instagram app for Android or iPhone.
  • There isn't a way to remove your username from someone's story once they've mentioned you, but you can report someone's story.
  • If someone turns off story re-shares for people they mention, you will not be able to add it to your story even if you’re mentioned in their story.
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