As social media becomes part and parcel of our daily lives, the creators of the platforms have come to realize the importance of security in preserving the users’ trust.
Having a private Instagram account means only those who you accept can follow and view your content. Many users prefer to keep their Instagram account secret.
But, what if you want to see a private Instagram account? Or you want to know if no one is viewing your private account without your permission?
Below you’ll see find out how to make your Instagram profile private, and how you can view private accounts.
How To Make Your Instagram Account Private
- Lunch the Instagram app on your mobile device.
- At the bottom tab of the app, tap on the profile icon. you’ll be taken to your profile.
- At the top right corner tap on the three vertical lines.
- Then, tap on ‘Settings’.
- Scroll down to ‘Privacy’ and tap on it.
- Scroll down to and tap on ‘Account Privacy’.
- Toggle the switch to make your account private.
If you want to change your Instagram account back to the public, follow these steps and toggle the private account switch off.
Can I see A Private Instagram Account?
Technically, there are different methods you can use to see a private Instagram account. Continue reading to find out about these methods.
How to See a Private Instagram Account
Legitimate Way: Ask the Person Directly
The best way to view a private account is to ask the person directly to accept your request. Below are the steps to ask for permission.
- Search for the username of the account you want to follow.
- Tap on the username. You will notice that the account is private.
- Next, tap on “Follow.”
- Now, you have sent a follow Requested to the user
- When the user approves your follow request, you will be notified.
- That’s all.
Search for Their Username or Real Name
This is also another method to view a private account. But, the information you will get using this method is limited.
- Log into your Instagram account
- Search for the user account you want to view.
- Then, highlight and copy the username on the account.
- Paste that username into Google engine. Google will show more information about the person.
Note: this method will not give you full access to users’ Instagram account.
See Also: How to Watch Instagram Live on PC
Use a Third-Party Instagram Viewer Site
If you’re unable to view a private account with the two methods listed above, then you should try this last one.
However, it’s important you know that using an Instagram viewer site might not work properly, and also there are chances they’ll try to steal your password.
These are some of the Instagram viewing sites:
Note that most of these websites will request your information, making you believe that you will be able to view the private account that you want to see.
But, there is a high chance that you may not see the private account. so you’re using these sites at your own risk.
However, it is always advisable to request permission from the person that you want to follow.
But, if you don’t want to request, then you can follow the other methods above to view Instagram photos and videos of any private account.