How to View a Private Instagram Profile?

how to view private instagram account

Instagram is one of the best social media platforms to share your photos and videos publicly. However, Instagram allows users to make their account private so that only approved followers could view their published content.

This feature helps users to keep their privacy so that only the closest friends and relatives could find out about their daily life.

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Nevertheless, this feature is also commonly used as marketing strategy to get more followers. Because people first need to follow to view their account. This automatically increases followers count if users are eager to know more and view particular Instagram user’s uploaded content.

However, what to do if you don’t want to follow someone just to view a couple of his pictures? In this article you are going to find out how to view a private Instagram profile.

Let’s get started!

1. Start following the private account

The simplest way to view private account’s content is to simply submit a follow request. After user confirms your follow request, you become his follower and you will be able to view all of his content from then on.

That’s the most simple and legitimate way to view a private Instagram profile.

However, if user doesn’t confirm your follow request or you just don’t want to follow him, then keep on reading further.

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2. Create a fake account

If you don’t want to follow this person from your real Instagram account, you can simply create a fake one and stalk on him how much you want.

However, make sure to make your fake account look as real as possible, as that private account will still need to confirm follow request.

If he would see some weird named account with no profile picture and no content, he probably won’t confirm follow request and still you won’t be able to view his private content.

3. Search for his username in Google

You can find anything in Google, right? That applies even for private Instagram accounts. You see, Google will find all the images of private account if they were shared elsewhere, for example, Facebook.

Just copy and paste private Instagram account’s username to Google search and search for related images. You won’t see all of the content this way, probably you will find just a few of the photos. However, it is better than nothing!

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4. Don’t use private profile viewer apps and services

Probably you have seen third-party apps and other websites that offer private Instagram account viewing service. They say that by using their service you will be able to see private content.

However, that’s far from truth. The only real method to view all content of the private account is to become his follower.

These third-party apps and services don’t work. They are just full of advertisements and other things that you don’t need. So, don’t waste your time with any of those apps or services.

What is more, these third-party apps and services have been officially forbidden by Instagram. If you give access to your Instagram account to such third-party app, then you risk of being banned by Instagram because of this rule violation.

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I hope that you found this article helpful and will know how to view a private Instagram profile from now on. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments section below.

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