Instagram is one of the great social sharing apps for its billion users base all over the world. It allows users to share videos and photos worldwide. While it allows you to share publicly, it also restricts its users for peeping in each other’s privacy by adding a “private account” feature. You might have seen various profiles like when you search for a person there you can’t seen their posts, photos, and videos.
There a line is quoted that “the account is private”. Sometimes you are a lot curious to see the posts of that private profile. Although that can be possible with little patience and some extra work. So now with a little extra and effective effort, you can view someones private Instagram photos. Let’s step into the ways and methods to view a private photo.
How to view Someones private Instagram photos?
Although technically Instagram’s API does not allow any third party app to get the personal information of any account you can try these few ways to view someones private Instagram account. Most of the third party app will allow you to access the list of followers following but not the photos and videos. For that, you need to follow a particular person.
Tough if you don’t want to follow or don’t want them to know that you are watching any of the personal accounts you can try with the other two methods. Following through a fake account or using Instagram profile viewer. But try these methods at your own risk. This might not be a safe way, so take advance care while you get involved in any unethical way.
At first, avoid trying from a fake account or any outsider tool. As that might cause a problem, try with simple method a request to follow back. So let’s see how these methods work.
1. Send A Follow Request to the Private user
It is one of the basic and obvious ways you can do to view someones private profile. Although can also be done easily but the only negative point here is that many users don’t accept the request. Some people are more possessive with their accounts and don’t accept the requests of the stranger or the person they don’t know. If you know each other from advance than this will work. It might take time as you will request and they will accept the request, it might take time.
What you have to do is, Go to the private profile you want to see > tap on following. By tapping Instagram will send a request to the owner to follow back or accept you to follow them and view their posts. You have to wait for the timing until the person accepts the request. This is almost the same way of adding friends on Facebook. After they approve your request you can see their complete profile including photos, videos, followers, comments, and much more.
This method is one of the best, effective and safest ways to view private accounts but the only drawback is that you have to wait for the approval it might be quick and sometimes it might be late. Because some of the people don’t notice request and accept many together once a week or some. To make it a little fast you can add on these following tips with your process.
Some tips to help you with the process.
- Ask them nicely and politely: After sending the request you can send a polite message to them personally so that they view your request and accept it as soon as possible. This would take less time to get approved.
- Be patient for their acceptance: if you have sent a request, a message wait for some time. Don’t get impatient, they will accept as they will get time. Wait for a minimum a day before you send more reminders. Although it totally depends on the wish of the user as well do they want to accept it or not.
- Drop a line for acceptance to remind them: if you don’t get approved for long like for weeks or months then you can DM a notification. With a polite and genuine message expressing your thoughts. Don’t send any rude messages.
2. Using tools or third-party apps to view private Instagram Profile
There are many websites like WatchInsta, Instaspy, Private Instaviewer and View Private Profiles that allow you to view someones private Instagram account. Although there are many sites that can harm your device suspiciously without letting you know. Beware of a few sites that can take your personal details.
These easy tools are claiming to show you any IG profile, even if you haven’t followed it yet and all of it for free. These apps seem to be good and true. You can try these websites
3. Create Fake Accounts (alternative method)
If you want the owner to know your original profile and you are still desperate to view their posts then you can try with the fake account tough it will also take the same time. But it might not get accepted due to a stranger account. Or if your fake account is not maintained properly then it might not get accepted. However this method is unethical, so I won’t say to do it. Do it at your own risk. But if you can try to send it from your own account.
Overall, following the users is one of the best ways you can try to view someones private Instagram profile. Other methods might be not a good option you can try then on your own risk. But for viewing private account you need to be patient and wait for the owner to accept the request.