We live in a time where Data Privacy is a matter of concern for everyone, and almost everyone shares their personal data online. In light of this fact, nearly every social media platform provides a number of features that allow users to protect & secure their personal information. Just like Instagram, you have the option to set your profile to private so that only limited people, whom you choose, can see or access your profile data or regularly updated information. Even so:
A frequently asked question about Instagram is “How do I access a private account?”
It is, of course, possible to view a private Instagram account and posts if you become a follower – given, of course, that your follow request is approved. Following and engaging with a private account is the only legitimate way to see what they post. Their decision to confirm or reject your follow request depends on how much they value their privacy and how well they know you.
When they deem you just a casual acquaintance, they may give you access if they are not too cautious about protecting their privacy. In the case where the following request is made by a stranger and the person limits their circle to family and friends, it is likely that your request won’t be accepted and you won’t be able to see their private updates.
But if you want to view the private Instagram profiles without actually following them, then you can try one of the following methods:
Instagram is surely a favorite social media amongst people today. If you and your target have mutual friends who are already followers, or if you know someone who is a follower of your target, you could ask that person if you could look at their profile using their account. You might also ask them if they will send you screenshots and photos of their posts if your relationship is close enough.
Finally, while this quick search guide won’t help you learn much about your Insta-crush or old high school friends, it will give you a better idea of who you’re looking for.
Search for the profile you want to learn more about on Instagram. You will be able to see the username of your target as soon as you locate an account. Take note of that name and save it to your device because we’ll be using it shortly.
Paste that username into Google or another search engine. Alternatively, you can use a photo of the target that you know is theirs and perform a reverse image search to see if they have used it elsewhere on social media to gather more information.
Even if the target account is protected with privacy settings, you may discover that in some cases, the photo or video content posted to their Instagram has been shared on other platforms such as Flick, or in unprotected Facebook accounts, making it easier to hack other people’s private Instagram accounts.
There are many third-party applications that you can access on both your laptop or PC as well as your smartphone. Some of them work and areas mentioned down below:
IGLookup allows users to see photos from private profiles on Instagram. While this seems like an in-depth approach, it certainly works. This is the quickest and easiest way to view private Instagram profiles. The tool is free, and there are no hidden fees associated with using it.
If you wish to access the photos, you must enter the user name of that account. Photos will not be visible to you. There is, however, a small download link on each search result page. By clicking on it, you can download the images.
This app is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, as well as OSX. The app doesn’t require a user to sign in to their account to be able to view a private profile; however, you will have to complete a survey first. Once you’ve completed the survey, all you have to do is enter the username of your target on the app’s website and then hit submit.
It is not easy to spy on someone’s Instagram account. Fortunately, MobileSpy makes it possible. You can use this application to spy on all of your target’s Instagram activities. You first need to log into the MobileSpy account and then select the Social App- Instagram option from the selection panel.
Now that you have selected the option, you can access all the information through your dashboard. Within a few clicks, you can spy on direct messages, shared multimedia, and timestamps. Additionally, you can track the exact GPS location of the targeted device with this feature.
If your Instagram account is a personal one, you should usually keep it private. If you want to do some harmless stalking, but don’t actually want to follow a person, try searching for them on Google or another social media website. It is not recommended to use any of the other methods of accessing a private profile, as they are deceptive and unethical. Any unethical behavior on your part may result in you getting blocked by your target individual and you may even get banned from Instagram.