If you’ve never jumped on the Instagram bandwagon but want to view someone’s account, you can still take a look without having a profile yourself.
Features are extremely limited without having an actual account, but you are able to view someone’s profile and get an overview of posts if you know the right method.
Here’s how you can view someone’s profile on Instagram without having an account yourself…
How to View Instagram Without an Account: Is It Possible?
Going to Instagram.com and trying to browse the platform without registering for an account will get you nowhere. All you’ll see is a login screen waiting for you to input your information.
Those familiar with Instagram and how it works know a profile is the only way to access all the features on the platform.
Without signing up for a profile and providing the login information, you can’t use Instagram like actual users. It doesn’t matter if you’re using a smartphone or Chrome.
But there is a way to get around this login screen by visiting profiles directly…
How to View an Instagram Profile Without an Account
The good news is that you can still find a specific Instagram profile as long as you have the exact username and the profile is set to public.
All you have to do when looking for an Instagram profile without an account is type the Instagram website URL in your browser followed by the account’s username.
For example, you can type in “www.instagram.com/[username]” and see the account’s photo feed. We tested this with “www.instagram.com/beyonce”, but it works with any public profile.
The account you are trying to view won’t be able to see who viewed Instagram posts. They are only able to see who viewed their Stories.
What You Can’t Do Without an Instagram Account
The catch is that Instagram doesn’t really want anyone using its platform without having a profile, so your features will be extremely limited.
Just because you were able to see a profile page and a summary of posts without an account doesn’t mean you’ll be able to do much else.
Without actually registering for an account and logging in, viewing a profile and minimised photo feed is really the only thing you can do.
Here is what you’re missing out on by not creating a profile:
- Viewing and posting comments.
- Liking photos.
- Zooming in on photos.
- Viewing Stories and Highlights.
- Following an Instagram account.
Anytime you attempt to do any of the above, a prompt will appear asking you to sign in to use the platform.
Viewing Instagram Without Logging In
You’re able to view someone’s profile on Instagram without logging in or having an account. But you won’t get to interact with or view the posts in detail like a regular user.
If you’re thinking about signing up, get more comfortable with the app by learning the best features.
When you’re getting started on Instagram, there are a few tips and tricks to bear in mind to make sure that you hit the ground running. The popular app is part photo-sharing site and part social network, and finding the right balance on how to use it, and following certain rules of etiquette can make you a popular, and engaging user.
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