Ever since its inception, Instagram has allowed users to view profiles anonymously. However, recent rumours suggest that Instagram is adding profile views, potentially marking the end of anonymous profile browsing.
This rumour has created a divide within the Instagram community. While some users welcome the transparency of a profile view feature, others who prefer to browse in stealth are opposed to this change. But how much truth is there in these rumours?
Our guide delves into these rumours, exploring the truth behind Instagram's possible shift towards profile views. We'll also examine the similarities with TikTok's profile view feature, should these rumours prove to be true.
Is Instagram adding profile views?
As of December 4, 2023, there has been no official announcement from Instagram about adding a profile view feature. Therefore, any claims regarding this should be considered rumours until confirmed by Instagram.
Typically, before launching a new feature on Instagram, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes an announcement on his "Meta Channel" on the platform. Similarly, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, often reveals new features on his channel, known as "IG Updates."
Until the profile view feature is officially announced in the said channels on Instagram, any news about this feature should be considered speculative and unconfirmed. So, stay tuned to these channels for any official updates on the profile view feature.
How does the rumoured Instagram profile view feature work?
Should Instagram roll out the profile view feature, this feature would operate as a two-way system, similar to TikTok's approach. For a profile view to be registered and visible, both parties involved must have this feature enabled.
In practical terms, if you disable this feature on your profile, you will not be able to see the list of users who have viewed your profile. Additionally, with the feature turned off, others won't be able to see when you visit their profiles either.
And that covers everything about the rumoured profile view feature on Instagram. We will update this guide as new information becomes available. In the meantime, make sure you learn how to remove Threads post suggestions from your Instagram feed.