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How to see photos of a private profile

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You signed up for Instagram And Facebook but can’t you see the photos of some profiles? Most likely, these are private accounts, which have decided to make their information public only to a small group of people, more precisely the approved followers, in the case of Instagram, and their friends, in the case of Facebook.

How do you say? You would like to know if there is a way to “override” these privacy settings and, if so, how do you see the photos of a private profile? Well, fortunately there are no easy ways to “bypass” the restrictions in question (which otherwise would be completely useless!) But, if you want, I can give you some advice on how to try to overcome them while remaining within the scope of legitimate activities.

Having said that, since I see you somewhat intrigued by the subject, I would put aside the chatter and get to the point. As already said, I cannot 100% assure you that you will succeed in your intent but, as they say, trying does not hurt. Happy reading and good luck for everything!

Preliminary information

Before actually taking action and understanding how to see photos of a private profile, allow me to give you some preliminary information regarding the procedure in question.

As I partially mentioned in the introduction of the article, the possibility of making a private profile is a function present on both Instagram and Facebook, created with the aim of allowing users to protect their privacy.

This means that the operation you have set out to complete is feasible only by asking the managers of the profiles in question for approval to follow them: something that I highly recommend you do but that, probably, if you are reading this tutorial, you are not in the conditions to put into practice.

Did I get it? So, if you don’t want to “come out”, the only thing you can do is create a secondary account and use it to try to get permission to view the profile of your interest on Instagram or Facebook.

Please note, however, that creating sub accounts (especially if they contain false information about your account), could result in the cancellation of the same (especially on Facebook), as against the conditions of use of the social networks in question. If everything is clear to you up to now, I would say that we can proceed.

How to see photos of a private profile on Instagram

Let’s start from Instagram and we try, therefore, to discover how to see photos of a private profile on the famous photographic social network. In guiding you I will refer first to the official app of the platform for smartphones and tablets and then to its version for PC.

In the event that your request via a fake profile was not accepted, you can try to follow the person on other social networks, where perhaps this person repeats some of the contents posted on Instagram without however public restrictions. To find a person on Facebook or, more generally, on the Internet, you can follow the advice I gave you in my tutorials on these topics.

Smartphones and tablets

How to use multiple Instagram accounts at the same time

If you prefer to act from smartphone, you must create a new account from the Instagram app and send the user of your interest the request to follow his profile.

First, therefore, start the Instagram app on your device Android or iOS, click on thelittle man (bottom right), tap the button (≡) and go to the menu Settings> Add account via the open menu. Now, tap on the wording Create new account, specify the username of your new account in the appropriate text field and press the button Create new login.

Then decide whether to sign up via phone or e-mail, providing the data in question in the appropriate field, presses the button Forward, enter the confirmation code you received via SMS or e-mail in the appropriate field and press the button Forward. Then indicate the password with which you want to protect your account in the relevant text field, press again on Forward, presses the button Complete the registration and complete the procedure by setting yours date of birth. If you are asked to find people to follow on Facebook, jump go ahead and choose whether to set a profile photo or skip this step.

Now you have to send the request to the user of your interest to follow his private profile. To do this, press the symbol of magnifying glass (bottom left), look for hers username and tap on the result of your interest.

Once on the profile of the person in question, press the button follow and wait for your request to be accepted. If the person accepts it, you will be able to see their profile photos and follow all their updates without revealing your real identity.

PC

Instagram PC secondary account

The procedure to follow on PC to create a secondary account and see the photos of a private Instagram profile is the same as the one I described to you in previous chapter, although there are obvious differences due to Instagram’s desktop interface.

To proceed, go to the main page of Instagram Web or open thesocial network application for Windows 10 and, if necessary, log out of your main account: to do so, click on yours profile picture (top right) and select the item Go out from the opened menu.

At this point, click on the link subscribe (bottom right, in correspondence with the item Do not have an account?) and fill out the proposed form, specifying mobile number or e-mail address to sign up with, name and surname, username And password to be used in the appropriate text fields.

Then click on the button Forward, provide yours date of birth, click once again on Forward, shows the verification code that was sent to you via SMS or e-mail and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the procedure.

Once this is done, search for the profile to follow, writing theusername associated with the latter in text field placed at the top and, once you have reached the profile in question, click on the button follow. If the person accepts the request to be followed by you, you will be able to see their photos.

How to see photos of a private profile on Facebook

Now let’s go find out how to see photos of a private profile on Facebook. As in the case of Instagram, I will first focus on the mobile platform app and then give you directions on how to act from its web version, if you prefer to act as a computer.

In case of unsuccessful, if the person does not accept the follow / friend request of your fake profile, you can try to follow the latter on other social networks, where perhaps he proposes some of the contents posted on Facebook without however public restrictions. . To find a person on Instagram or, more generally, on the Internet, follow the advice I gave you in my tutorials on these topics.

Smartphones and tablets and tablets

Sign up for Facebook from mobile

If you want to have access to the photos of a private Facebook profile by acting as smartphone and tablet, open the app of the well-known social network for Android or iOS / iPadOS and, if you have not already done so, log out of your main account: to do so, tap the button (≡) and select the item Go out located at the bottom of the new screen that opened.

Now, hit the button Create a new Facebook account (on Android) or on the button Join Facebook (on iOS / iPadOS), press the button Forward (on Android) or Start (on iOS / iPadOS) and, after providing first name And surname in the appropriate text fields, click on the button Forward (on Android) or that Keep it going (on iOS / iPadOS).

Now, point to the date of birth you intend to use for the account using the appropriate menu, press the button Forward or Keep it going, specify yours gender of belonging and write the cellphone number with which you intend to continue the registration.

Then, tap on the wording Sign up with your email address (on Android) or Use your email address (on iOS / iPadOS), type the e-mail address to be used for registration in the appropriate text field and, after specifying the password in the appropriate text field, presses the button subscribe visible on the screen. Now enter the confirmation code you received via SMS or e-mail and press the button Confirmation, to move forward.

At this point, all you have to do is send a friend request to the person of your interest and hope that he will accept it, so that you can see the photos he has posted on his profile and which are not visible to everyone. To do this, tap the magnifying glass (top right), search for the name of your interest using the search bar located at the top and, after having tapped the name of the person in question, press the button add (on Android) or add to friends (on iOS / iPadOS).

If the request is accepted, you will also be able to see the photos shared with the privacy option “Friends” from the profile in question.

PC

Sign up for Facebook from PC

If you feel more comfortable proceed from PC, after going to the Facebook main page, log out of your main account by clicking on the button located at the top right and selecting the item Go out in the opened menu.

Now fill out the form you see on the screen specifying first name, surname, email address or cellphone number, password, date of birth And gender of belonging. Then click on the button subscribe (bottom right), enter the confirmation code you received via email or SMS (based on the previously chosen registration method) and click on the buttons Keep it going And OK, to move forward.

Now, search for the name of the person you are interested in using the search field at the top left, click on his first name and, after going to his profile, click on the button add. If the user welcomes your request, you will have the opportunity to see their profile photos, including those that have been shared with the “Friends” privacy option.