However, Instagram was initially a photo sharing app but later it introduced the Instagram story and videos on its platform. Instagram has also increased the video length from 15 sec to 60 sec. Instagram stories are famous due to the number of reason and around 400 million stories are uploaded daily on Instagram.
Do you know what counts as a story view and what factors are involved to rank the story viewer’ list? In this article, we will talk about how the Instagram algorithm counts the video views and rank the story viewer’ list. Read along.
How Instagram ranks Story views?
A Reddit user did an experiment to understand the algorithm of Instagram in order to count the story views on Instagram. You can see this thread on the subreddit Instagram on Reddit. The result of this experiment suggests that Instagram has two different ordering schemes while it counts the views on the video and stories. When your story manages to get the 50 views then the viewer list of your story will be arranged in reverse order chronologically.
But when more than 50 users view your story then this simple ordering system will switch to the complex ordering algorithm and it will show the viewer list of your story on the basis of your interaction with the audience. But keep in mind it is an experiment and this ordering system algorithm is not confirmed by Instagram. According to this ordering systems, the most relevant viewer will be shown on the top of your story’ viewer list.
How viewer relevance is determined:
There are two different sorting systems to determine the story views but the second system shows how much use is interested in your content. It is related to the user engagement i.e. like, comment and share which you can get from instaboostgram or buzziod or even from idigic.
There are also several factors that define the user’ interest such as the activity of the user, viewer’ interaction, profile visits and leave direct video message by the user to the story creator. All these factors determine the Instagram views and its ranking.
What Counts as a Story View on Instagram?
This is frequently asked a question when it comes to story views on Instagram. It is not as complex as Instagram algorithm-means when you post your story or video and a viewer watch it for 3 seconds or more than seconds then you will get one Instagram view. The time duration of three seconds shows that user is taking interest in your content and they are getting engaged with it as well.
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Instagram gives more importance to the engagement of the user than a number of flowers and likes on the story or videos. But when a person views your video multiple times then Instagram will not credit multiple views by the same user as this rule is not applied on the loop videos. Moreover, a video with no audio also gets a view if someone plays it without sound.