Instagram is a great source to interact with people across the world. Some people are using it purely for interactions, making new friends, and dating while others are exploring it for their business purposes. If you haven’t got an Instagram account or you’re not ready to make an account, you can still view Instagram profiles and their pictures.

People Without an Instagram Account

1 billion out of 7 billion people are on Instagram. What it means is that there are still many people who haven’t joined Instagram yet. Some believe that they are too old for it, while others consider it as complete time waste. Whatever the reasons, there is a big population that isn’t interested in Instagram.

However, people who don’t have an Instagram account still might need to access Instagram for viewing pictures. For example, some event’ photos of which you are part of are only uploaded on Instagram and there is no other way to see them. So, can you view them without having an Instagram account? Yes, you can.

Viewing Pictures Without an Instagram Account

It is necessary to understand that viewing pictures without an Instagram account is only doable through web browsers. iOS app or Android app doesn’t provide you with this luxury.  You can see a step by step guide on how you can do that.

Through a Browser

1. Go to Instagram on your PC or phone browser.

2. Type in the name of the person in the search field.

view the public picture without an account

3. you’ll be taken to the person/page’ profile so you can access their pictures.

Beware, only public profiles (the ones that don’t have privacy) will let you access the pictures. You can’t view pictures of a private account/page.

Additionally, you can jump from one profile to another by searching it the name in Instagram’ own search bar as shown in the picture.

People who try to directly access Instagram through Google usually land on the signup/sign-in page and hence fail to search the profile, let alone the pictures.

Through Webstagram

If you aren’t familiar then Webstagram is a Web-based interface for the socially-driven image-sharing service Instagram. It let you search Instagram account through usernames and tags. Furthermore, it also allows you to search pictures through the hashtags. It is user friendly and doesn’t need you to have an account to access photos.

1. Go to Webstagram.

2. Search for any profile/page through username or tags as shown in the picture below.

3. At the top right corner, you can see another search bar. This is for exploring/finding pictures through hashtags.

These are the two most common procedures to get the job done. There are few other third-party apps that let you view Instagram pics without having an account. However, most of them are paid and charge you for every search you make.

Furthermore, one must understand that both these methods are only applicable if the profile is public. Most of the users keep their profiles private, and there is no way you can view their pictures through any legal method.

Instagram’ mobile app simply works when you have an account. It doesn’t provide any option to access profile or pictures if you aren’t logged in. In future, it might let people search photos without having an account, but for now, you have to stick with the web browsers.