How to View Instagram Profile Picture Full Size

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You’re frustrated that Instagram only allows you to see people’s profile pictures in a circle and not in the full-size. Luckily, Instagram actually uploads profile pictures in full rectangular/square resolution rather than the actual circle which means that you can see these pictures in the full size.

If you’ve lost the full-size version of your profile picture, you can retrieve the full-size version of the photo by using Instagram.com as well as some third-party apps and websites. You can also do this if you like someone’s display picture and you want to have the full-size version of that picture.

How to View Full-Size Instagram Photos

All photos including your profile pictures are compressed when uploaded to Instagram so that can make your Dp come across as blurry rather than hide quality. This is done so that Instagram can provide the best user experience in terms of photo loading, optimizing network connectivity, and taking up minimal space in the phone’s memory and drive.

Since Instagram photos are compressed, if you like a profile picture, chances are you’d rather have an enlarged version with the best resolution, rather than the compressed blurry version. Since Instagram uploads the full-size version of profile pictures, you can still use third-party apps and instagram.com to get access to high-quality versions.

1. Change the Profiles URL

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The first way you can view an Instagram profile picture in full size is by opening your profile picture in a new tab on Instagram.com.

This is the easiest way to view the dp in full size and you can download the profile picture on Instagram after.

How to view Instagram Profile pictures in Full Size:

1. Go to instagram.com on your computer

2. Go to the account you want to view the profile picture of

3. Right click on the profile picture and click on Open image in new tab

4. You’ll be taken to a new tab containing the full-size profile picture

You won’t be able to see the profile picture in full size using this method, but you can see the 4 sided version. From here, you can also download the dp to your files and it will download as the full rectangular version.

You can use the method below to view the full size of the profile picture in quality.

2. Use the Fullinstadp Tool

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The next tool that you can use to view your profile picture in full size is the fullinstadp tool.

This tool allows you to view your profile picture in full size instantly.

How to view Instagram profile picture in full size:

1. Go to fullinstadp.com

2. Search for your username and click on it

3. You’ll be shown the profile picture in full size

To see the image independently, just right click and open it in a new tab.

With this tool, you can also download the profile picture if you want to.

3. Use the Instadp Tool

The next way you can view your Instagram profile picture in full size is by using a tool called instadp – this tool allows you to do many things just by entering your username in the search bar.

How to view Instagram profile picture in full size:

  1. Go to instadp.com
  2. Enter the username of the picture you want to save
  3. Click on the right profile
  4. Click on the profile picture
  5. You can now see the profile picture in full size

4. Use Insta-downloader

Insta downloaded is a tool that will allow you to pull the full-size version of a profile picture out of someone’s profile.

1. Find the profile you want to view the full-size profile picture for.

2. Go to Insta Downloader.

3. Copy the Instagram profile URL and Paste in the textbox.

4. Click View Profile Pic.

5. Right-click and select save the image. You can also use the Download Photo link at bottom of the picture.

5. Use Gramivo

Just like all of the other 3rd part web apps, Gramivo allows you to find Instagram accounts and enlarge the profile picture so you can see and download the full version.

1. Go to Gramivo.com.

2. Type or Paste the Instagram username in the textbox and Enter.

3. Scroll down to view the image Dp

4. Right-click and Save image as…

6. Chrome Developer Tools

Another way to view and download full-size Instagram profile pictures is by using Chromes developer tools.

1. Go to the Instagram post with the profile picture you want to enlarge.

2. Once you’ve found the profile picture, press the key F12 to open the Developers Tools. If you haven’t got the F12 key, then press Ctrl + Shift + I.

3. Select the profile picture.

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4. Select Source in the tabs at the top.

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5. Located the three horizontal lines and uncheck Group by folders. This will force several files to appear.

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6. Scroll down to find the green files. These are the ones that contain the profile picture that is uploaded onto the profile.

7. You’ll need to scroll through the green files until you see the profile picture.

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8. Open each file until you find the profile picture that you want to download, then right-click and select Open in New Tab. This will allow you to view the full-size photo.

right click and select save image as

9. From here, you can right-click and select Save Image As.

Android or iOS

If you have an iOS or Android and you want to view full-size profile pictures on the Instagram photo since you don’t have a desktop, then you can do this using the same methods above but doing it on a browser. From here, you’ll be able to save them into your camera roll or gallery.

To do this, you can use a paid app called Qeek App which can be downloaded from the App Store or Play Store. It allows you to search up profiles, and then it pulls out the profile picture from the account you looked up and allows you to save them to your gallery or camera roll.

To use Qeek App to download Instagram profile pictures, you’ll need to download the app > search for their username > tap on their profile picture > to access the full-size profile picture, you’ll need to upgrade the app. From here, you can see the full size profile picture and download it.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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