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How To View Private Instagram Profiles/Photos?

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How To View Private Instagram Profiles/Photos? – The world of social media is that you cannot avoid bumping into new people and their names and profiles always catch your eye. Instagram is one such place where average people and celebrities alike, share their daily lives and experiences through pictures. Now, it goes without saying that there are a lot of people who you might know and might not know. The curiosity in us always gets the better of us, and we want to interact with them or follow their daily activities.

It might be a case of the new college girl on whom you now have a huge crush or your old flame who has suddenly reappeared on social media or maybe even someone you just want to spy on for the heck of it. We don’t judge you or your intentions, but we can definitely say that it becomes a bit hard when you realise that the person or people, whose profiles you want to view are kept private. So, what is the solution to it? How do you view private Instagram profiles?

Well, there are a few ways you can do it, but none of them is a complete guarantee that you would be able to get to view the profile of the person you want. But if you are patient enough and go about it the right way, we think you might stand a chance.

Read on to know how to view private Instagram profiles. If you are new to our blog, check out how you can get more followers on instagram for free without any survey or human verification steps.

Ask people directly

Yes, it may sound stupid, but this is the most legitimate way to go about it and honestly the one with higher chances of success.

If there is a private profile of someone whom you want to follow, then approaching them directly is the best way to do it because it ensures that you do not break any laws and do not invite trouble for yourself from the person or from your friends and peers.

You should start by sending the person a message. Say hi, start a healthy conversation, and with time, if you gain their trust, you just might be accepted as a follower. It helps even better, if you happen to be acquaintances, work in the same environment or attend the same college. Approach them in person, talk to them and let them know you would like to be friends. People are more likely to accept you as followers on their profiles if they know that you actually exist.

So, do it like you would in real life outside Instagram; meet, start talking, build a connection and hopefully in due time, the person accepts your follow request.

Make a fake profile

Ok so here is the first of the non-legitimate way. If you don’t know them, your conversational skills are not really good, or they will not accept messages from strangers then trying to get them to accept your request to follow them might be possible by making a fake account. But you cannot make any fake account. You must be sure to follow a certain formula. Let us see what they are –

  • If you are looking to view the private Instagram profile of a woman, then you should almost always make a fake profile of a female with a female profile picture. Women tend to distrust the follow requests of male profiles even if they might be legitimate profiles. So, your chances of getting a woman to accept your follow request are more likely.
  • Make sure you try and upload real pictures of people and not photoshopped ones. If you try and fill your fake profile with childish pictures, pictures of celebrities, , then the person will more than likely reject you straight away and potentially even block you.
  • You can also make your own fake account a private account as well. People think that profiles which are private are mostly real and not fake.
  • Now if you are looking to follow a male, then it just makes it that much easier by making a fake account of a female user, because males tend to easily trust profiles of females.

Pay the joining fee to view private instagram

There are many private profiles which accept followers based on a certain subscription fee. Now it is not clear whether this is illegal according to Instagram’s terms and conditions, but it is the only way you can access these profiles. The owner of the private profiles will link their PayPal or Patreon accounts, where you deposit the required fee, on their profile bio section and once you have paid the amount and sent the owner of the profile, your receipt as confirmation will you be allowed to join the profiles. This is the only way to go about it in these cases to the best of our knowledge.

These kinds of profiles are mostly run by Instagram celebrities and models who give their diehard fans exclusive access to behind the scenes of their daily work and private lives. So, paying up is probably the only thing which will appeal to their generous side and let you join the others who decide to sacrifice a bit of their wallet for some exclusivity.

If you have some money to spend, we suggest you to go for it. But keep in mind that most of these accounts will probably charge you on a monthly basis, and so you will have to keep churning out the dollars time to time again. Whether you stick it out for the long run or not, depends on the satisfaction you receive from the daily updates on the private profile you so generously donated to.

Instagram private profile viewer tools

Ok, so this last method is a really fishy one and pretty risky too. There are numerous websites which offer you hacks or channels to help you view someone’s private Instagram profile. We must state that we do not recommend attempting this and you are in high danger of getting scammed or hacked yourself. And most of these websites are probably phishing portals, waiting to collect your private information and sell them off to the highest bidders.

The people who run these scams and phishing portals make it seem very believable and will even put up examples and videos showing how they unlocked access to private profiles using their own tools and methods. Most of the time, these are photoshopped videos or fake profiles which they make themselves and then gain entry just to lure you into their scam.

So, please be cautious and take these websites and tools with a grain of salt when they promise you easy hacks. 


So, there is no foolproof way to view private instagram profiles/photos legally. If you really want to view someone’s private profile, the best way to go about it is to be nice to them and gain their trust, so that they accept your follow request the legitimate way. This way you are ensured that you don’t get into any trouble yourself and do not have to lose anything, in case the effort wasn’t worth it. You are more than welcome to try the other three options, but do it at your own risk.

Did you succeed in getting to follow someone’s profile? Tell us your experience in the comments below.

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