How to See Private Instagram Profiles without having to follow them

At the table, on the beach, at the cinema, on the bus, at school, in restaurants and even while walking or cycling … young people always have their phones in their hands at all times, and spend an average of up to six hours a day connected to their smartphones, so much so that it has earned the unflattering appellation of “generation with a bowed head”.

What is ever so urgent to see on your phone all the time? Whom are they chatting with at any time of day or night? Raise your hand if, seeing their children or partner far away and with a perpetually fixed gaze on the Instagram feed, at least once has not had the temptation to check who they chat with within Direct, who they follow, and what content they like and comments.  Have you noticed, however, that their profile is set as private and is, in fact, inaccessible? We will come to your aid. We have created this practical guide just to show you how to see Instagram activity without following them.

How to make your Instagram profile private?

By setting your Instagram profile is private, only your followers will be able to see the posts, photos, videos, and stories you publish. Users who are not on your follower list, on the other hand, will not be able to see practically anything. Under the profile picture and the biography the message “This account is private will appear in a clear and rounded form. Follow to see photos and videos.

When a user sends you a follow request, it is up to you to choose whether to accept or reject it. By accepting the request, the user will become your follower and will be able to view the photos, videos, stories you publish and the detailed list of the profiles you follow and follow you. By refusing it, however, you will continue to deny them the ability to see your content. Making your profile private therefore allows you to choose from time to time, who can see what is published.

Is it possible to see private Instagram accounts without being a follower?

Try searching on search engines for “how to see private Instagram profile” or “access Instagram from another device”. You will get hundreds of millions of results, which means that, yes, it is possible to bypass the system and view the contents of any Instagram account, even if it is set as private. However, do not trust everything you find on the net. Most of the results lead to ineffective, and sometimes fraudulent, harmful and potentially damaging solutions. Keep your eyes peeled. Very often, these are scam sites that boast of offering you in a few moments the possibility of accessing someone else’s Instagram account remotely, in the face, however, of requests that should immediately put you on alert. It happens that in order to obtain login credentials, you are required to click on suspicious links, download programs, fill in unspecified surveys, and sometimes even provide bank details and credit card details.

The simplest, most direct and immediate way to see private Instagram profiles is to become a follower of the users in question. However, since it is a private profile, a request must be sent, which, at the discretion of the holder, can be accepted or rejected. It can also happen that the request is ignored and left pending.

Therefore, sending a request to follow Instagram to the person in question represents the immediate way to examine his profile, see what he publishes, which profiles he follows and who his followers are, but, if the request is not accepted, the possibility of viewing the contents is, in fact, denied.  Furthermore, if the user in question has blocked you, you cannot interact in any way with his profile, let alone send a new follow request. If you cannot or do not want to follow the user in question on Instagram, or your follow request has been rejected, you can try to resort to crosscutting strategies that, with a little luck, could allow you to view the published content.

To see private Instagram accounts you can try using other social media, such as Facebook. Since the famous video photo-sharing community was bought by the big blue social network, publishing content simultaneously on the two platforms has become child’s play. Most users, in fact, set by default the automatic sharing of Instagram contents on their Facebook profile, without having to repeat the upload operation from time to time. To keep an eye on what a person is doing, therefore, you can try taking a look at their Facebook profile. Sometimes users also share their posts on other platforms, such as Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.  In short, arm yourself with patience, do some research online and keep an eye on the various social profiles of the person you want to monitor. If the user in question only uses Instagram, this method is unfortunately not applicable. It goes if your Facebook profile is armored.

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