When we are talking about social media platforms one name that just cannot be missed is Instagram. This is the current rage and people of all age groups prefer to have an account on this social media platform.
View Private Instagram Account | Introduction
When you create an Instagram account by default anyone can see this account. Now all of you will not be comfortable with this. Not to worry! Instagram provides an option using which you can make your Instagram account private.
All that the user has to do is change the privacy settings of his Instagram account. But one of the most important things that you need to remember here is that only personal Instagram accounts can be made private. You cannot change the privacy settings of business accounts. If you want to change the privacy settings of business account then you have to first make it a personal account.
The steps to make Instagram account private are as follows:
- Open your Instagram app on your apple or android phone
- Now go to your profile
- Here you will find three horizontal lines. Click on this icon
- Here you will find the settings option
- Tap on the setting option
- Here you will find the Privacy option.
- Select this option.
- Now you will find Account Privacy option
- Select this option
- Here you will find the option of Private Account.
- Choose this option to make the account private
How to View Private Instagram Accounts?
There is only one legitimate way using which you can view a private account on Instagram. You have to send a request to follow that person. Now only if this person to whom you have sent the request approves your follow request then you will be added to the followers’ list of that user. Once you become an approved follower of the user then you can view his account. Only approved followers can see the person’s profile as well as posts, photos, videos etc that have been uploaded by the account holder.
Now if you are trying the send the request to someone you do not know then it might get a little tough to get the approval. You can send a direct message to the account holder. In the message, you can tell the person who you are or where you met the person, etc. Keep in mind that the account holder has the option to remove or block followers. So if the person does not like something about the follower then he might just block the follower or remove him,
Are there any other ways of viewing private Instagram accounts?
One option that might just help you get some information about the person but it will not give you complete access to the account is to try and search for the username of the person. You can log into your Instagram account. Now in the search bar enter the name of the person you are trying to get details. You might just get the username of the account. You can enter these details in the Google search engine. This might help you get some pictures or posts that the person had shared on other social media sites or had shared before making the account private.
Will Instagram Viewer sites help?
You may have heard about some Instagram viewer sites. If you check the search engine you will come across a number of such websites that claim that they can help you unlock the private Instagram accounts. These websites claim that you do not have to follow any steps or you do not have to make any payments and you can easily view the private Instagram profiles.
But most of these websites are scam websites. You will find that when you access these websites they will ask you to take surveys. They will ask you to give your email id and other details. Once they get your email id they might bombard your inbox with spam emails. Some even ask for credit card numbers. Beware! Do not reveal such confidential details as this may be a scammer who is trying to get your confidential details and might dupe you. Some websites ask you to click on malicious links and you might end up downloading malware on your device. The best thing that you can do is keep away from such malicious websites.
Alternative ways of viewing private Instagram accounts:
Now here is one piece of information that private Instagram account holders need to keep in mind. There are some people who might create fake Instagram accounts and may send you a request to follow the account. The main intention of this person might be to stalk you. People who are creating such fake accounts must remember one very important thing. This is an illegal thing. If your fake account is reported as spam or fake account by someone then it can lead to serious repercussions.
We do not need to tell you how big Instagram is. So if they are giving the privacy option in the privacy settings then naturally they will make sure that the account is not available for public view. If any website is claiming that they can help you view a private account without getting the approval of the private account holder then it is just a scammer who is trying to cheat you. Do not fall prey to such offers.
There is only one legal way of viewing a private Instagram account. That is by becoming an approved follower of the account holder. If the private account holder rejects your request then you cannot follow the person and you cannot view the pictures and videos that have been uploaded by him. The approval of your follower request will depend on your interpersonal relationship with that person. In case you are sending a follower request to a stranger then you might have to send a direct message. Do not resort to any illegal methods like creating a fake profile etc.