In this article this question will be answered, and we will show you different ways to see private profiles without having to follow anyone.
Imagine this: you just met someone new and you want to know more about this person. You already found out that they, in fact, own an Instagram profile. After just a short search you are successful, you found their page but, oh pity, it is set to private.
If this is the case, you are only able to see their profile picture and their personal description. Anything else, including posts and stories, is hidden from your view. Because you only met this person once you don’t want to send a follow request already. You don’t want to seem like an instastalker, do you? Depending on the person this could easily backfire.
This advice is primarily catered to private persons. If you own a business or work as an influencer your job is to present and represent yourself, your company, your products. In this case you need to show your account to the general public to guarantee a far wider coverage and publicity.
Follow these steps to set your profile to private:
- Open the Instagram app.
- Tap the symbol at the bottom right, which shows your profile picture
- Tap the three dots at the top right, which will open a new menu
- Choose “settings”
- Choose “privacy”
- Tap the button next to “private profile”. The button will now turn blue, which means that private mode is activated.
Now, following methods will help you see the content of private profiles.
Do the following: put the Instagram username into google 1:1. Many won’t make the effort to choose a new username every time they register somewhere new. You can also try and put their full name and place of residence into google and see what comes up.
Another way is to use google picture search. Type the username into the search field on our page izoomyou.com to show and enlarge the corresponding profile picture. Right click on the picture and choose “google search by image”. On Google Chrome you will be led directly to google picture search and its results.