As Instagram gained popularity, it has become a mainstream tool to peek into other’s people life without making them aware of this chasing. However, can you view private Instagram profiles?
Despite that, more and more Instagram users opt-in making their accounts private to protect their photos from other people that they do not know.
How to See a Private Instagram Account
Let’s say you have a crush on a girl and want to see her pictures on the social network. You searched and find her Instagram account and entered into this account. However, you read a warning that her account is set to private.
If this user has a public account, it is easy to see his/her Instagram videos or images. When it comes to the private account, things are getting murkier.
Don’t fret! There are ways that you can see the content private account. Before going into details, here are steps in case you want to know how to make your account private.
- Open your Instagram account.
- Next, tap on your profile image at the bottom-left.
- Now, you are in your profile. Swipe left to see the settings.
- Tap on Settings.
- Here you will see the option to make your account Private.
- Next, toggle on to activate.
- Tap on OK to confirm your change.
- Now, your account is set to private.
Now, you know how to make your account private or the public. Let’s see how you can view the content of private accounts.
Legitimate Way: Ask the Person Directly
This is the safest and the hassle-free way to view a private account is to ask the person to accept your request. You can follow these steps to ask for permission.
- Search the username of the person that you want to follow.
- Tap on the username.
- Next, you will see a notification that the account is private.
- Next, tap on “Follow.”
- Now, you will see that it is changed into “Requested.”
- When the user approves your request, you will be notified.
If you believe that your request will not be replied, you can send a private message to the person so that she can remind you. While you send this message, add details to make her job easier to remember you.
The first method depends heavily on the pre-existing relationship with the person. If there is no relationship of any kind between you and the person you want to follow, your request may not be approved.
Use the Power of Search Engines
Instagram lets you share your image or video on other social networks like Facebook and Twitter. So, there is a good chance that the person you want to follow may have shared her photos on other social networks. To see whether she shared her photos, you use search engines.
Here are steps to do this:
- Search the username of the person you want to view their content.
- When you find the username, keep that in mind.
- Next, open your search engine, like Google.
- Enter the username and hit Search.
- The search will show you results.
- If you are not satisfied with the results, you can click on “Image.”
- Here, photos associated with the username will be listed.
This option may not allow seeing the person’s entire content. But it may give you some idea about what the person shared.
Create a Stalking Account
This option may work if you believe that the person will not approve your request to see the Instagram content and you are not able to find anything on search engines. As a caution, Instagram deletes fake accounts whenever it recognizes. So, be careful! Your fake account may get deleted.
Still, if you prefer this method, here are the steps you should consider while creating your fake account:
- Select a female profile image for your fake account. Female accounts have a much higher chance of getting approved.
- Add real photos to your account. These images must not be about you. They may be about cats, flowers, restaurants, foods, etc.
- Make your account private to increase its mystery. If your profile is public, the target may find no reason to allow you in.
- Add detailed but fake information on your Instagram bio. School information may help.
- Now, send a request to follow the person. Try to send that request at day. If you send it at night, it may come off as creepy.
Use an Instagram Viewer Site
I am sorry to hear that the three mentioned methods did not work out for you. Well, there is always a way if there is a will.
However, I must warn you before you choose the dark side. These viewer sites may not work properly. Also, there is a good chance that they will try to steal your username and password.
These websites are mostly a scam and can use your information in a bad manner. So, use these sites to your own risk.
Most of these websites will request your information, making you believe that you will view the private account that you want to see. But, there is a high chance you may not see the private account.
Overall, it is always better to request permission from the person that you want to follow. If you choose not to do this, you can follow the above-mentioned steps to view Instagram photos and videos of any private account.
Also, keep in mind these methods because you may get tricked in similar fashions.