How To View Private Instagram Profiles

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How To View Private Instagram Profiles

If you want to know how to view private Instagram profiles, here's a look at what you can do.

Instagram is one of the top photo-sharing apps in the world. While some people choose to share their photos publicly, many choose to keep their Instagram profiles private.

This is the same for many social platforms, with people choosing to make their Snapchat account private, for example. With a private account, only people you approve can view your photos and stories - as you may know.

But, what if you want to view the private Instagram profile of someone? Well, there are ways and we’ll show you how.

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How To View Private Instagram Profiles

Whatever the reason that you're wanting to look, there is a way to view a person's private Instagram profile.

The straightforward way to view a private profile is to submit a follower request. Tap the blue Follow button and wait for the request to be approved.

If that person accepts the follower request, naturally, you’ll be able to view their private profile. In case, they reject the request, or if you’re not comfortable sending them a request in the first place, you can always try the sneaky way mentioned in the following section.

How To View Private Instagram Profiles Without Following

Yes, you can view a private Instagram profile without following them. But, for that, you need to install a third-party app. Here are some of the best private Instagram viewer apps that really work so that you can view profiles on Instagram anonymously.

  1. Glassagram
  2. uMobix
  3. eyeZy
  4. xMobi - website
  5. InstaBlogs - website
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It is worth mentioning that these apps and services are paid. Also, some of the websites will ask you to complete surveys or install apps. We don't recommend this method for two reasons.

First and foremost, it's an unethical violation of the person's privacy. Secondly, these apps could be riddled with malware that can harm your device. So, use them at your own risk.