How to view a private Instagram profile : The best methods and tricks Guide

The privacy of Instagram profiles has long been one of the key points of the social network, increasingly devoted to ensuring the protection of its members through forms such as private profiles and yet the fame and increasing numbers are pushing more and more to wonder how to see a profile private Instagram.

See a private Instagram profile: the best methods and tricks

The reasons for wanting to follow a person can be varied, so and in the same way there are various reasons for choosing to make the Instagram account private, but there are several tricks and ways to overcome this limitation.

Below we suggest the best methods to see a private Instagram profile :

  1. Send request to follow Private account
  2. See posts through Social Sharing
  3. See the posts via the Hashtag
  4. See posts via the Geolocation

Follow a Private Instagram account: how to send the request

The most effective solution is also very often the easiest and in the specific case, sending a request to become a follower of a private profile will allow you to see the posts of the user you are interested in.

The process is simple, once in the Instagram app go to the “Search” section, by first clicking on the magnifying glass in the bar at the bottom of the screen and then in the search engine at the top of the screen.

Scroll through the “People” category and start typing to find the desired Instagram user: to do so you can either type in the real name and surname or the username selected on the social network (if you know it).

Once you find the profile, if the latter is marked by the entry “This account is private” you will be inhibited to see activity and post and it is at this point that you can send a request to become followers by clicking on “Follow” to notify the user of your interest.

See posts from a private Instagram account through Social Sharing

If you do not want to exhibit officially follow a private profile, there are other tricks to see the Instagram posts and one over all uses the Social Sharing mode that any user can use at will.

In this case, and in particular in the case of Facebook, if a user has joint profiles it is possible that a good part of their Instagram posts are also present on the social network making them accessible to anyone.

A detail to be emphasized, as well as for sharing on other social platforms, concerns the privacy restrictions that may have been chosen and that does not always allow access to user posts.

See posts from a private Instagram account via the Hashtag

An alternative solution to see the posts of a private Instagram profile, although a bit ‘laborious, is to exploit the hashtags to access the collection of posts on the social network.

To do so go to the “Search” section, accessible from the bar at the bottom of the screen, and then click on “Hashtag” and then start the search by typing the trend of words that interests you.

Choose the Instagram hashtag collection that you consider suitable for your search and you will be directed to a page containing all the social posts that contain that word, including those of private profiles.

In addition to the “Most Popular” you could also take advantage of the “Recent” section to view all the posts in chronological order and see the ones with the private profile you were looking for.

See posts from a private Instagram account using Geolocation

An option as effective as exploiting the hashtags is instead to resort to geolocation to see a private Instagram profile and all its posts through the collections.

The mechanism is very similar to others already mentioned, from the “Search” section you will have to select “Places” and finally type in the country, the city or even the specific address to access the Instagram post collections.

In the collection you can scroll through all the posts in which the geolocation was used, without distinction whatsoever between private users and not although currently there is not a system able to filter based on the time of publication.

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Ankit Bhardwaj is Founder of 'Teknologya'. He has a very deep interest in learning things related to the digital world and love to sharing his knowledge with others through blogs.

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