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- How To View Someone’s Instagram Profile Picture
- Why Can’t I See Someone’s Profile Picture on Instagram?
- Can People See if You Copy Their Instagram URL?
- Further Reading
On Instagram, you can’t view someone’s profile picture by only tapping on it.
To do so, you need to check it using 3rd party apps or screenshot the target profile, then zoom in on the image.
Now there is a 3rd method which is by inspecting the target user page on your browser.
If you try to right-click on the profile picture using your PC, you won’t be able to see the windows’ context menu, even on MAC.
The objective is to zoom in on the photo to see it in a bigger size, which is possible.
After following the methods above, you’ll be able to see the profile picture clearly.
So today, I will teach you how to view someone’s profile picture on Instagram.
How To View Someone’s Instagram Profile Picture
The two easiest methods to view someone’s Instagram profile picture is to take a screenshot of the target account or use 3rd party websites to download it.
When you find an interesting profile picture, and you feel curious to check it you can go for the first method which is taking a screenshot.
Now if you want to see the picture in high quality, you might need to download the image.
The best way to do so is to go through a 3rd party website.
These type of websites gives you an opportunity to download the picture in a high quality.
You will also be able to see the image in a bigger size.
Method #1:Take a Screenshot and Zoom it
To apply this method, you can either use your Android or iPhone.
Once you open the Instagram profile of the target person, take a screenshot of the screen.
To do so on iPhone, push on the right lock button and the volume up button simultaneously at the same time.
For the Android devices, you need to push two buttons also which are the volume down and the power button.
Once you take the screenshot, stay on the edit page or tap on it directly to edit it.
On the edit page, you can zoom in directly to the target image.
After zooming in, you will be able to see the picture clearer and better.
However, sometimes it may get blurry when you try to check it.
In that case, you need to use another type of phone, so if you are using an Android, try to use an iPhone, or vice versa.
Method #2: Use a 3rd party website
This method will help you if you have more time to spend when you want to view someone’s profile picture on Instagram and download it in a zoomed size.
These websites provide you with an app that zooms the profile picture for you to see it clearly.
You can use these websites on your phone or PC.
First, you need to get the target account link to paste it on the website, but for some websites, the username would be enough.
To do so, open the Instagram account on your phone, then tap on the “Three dots” in the top right corner.
When the popup shows up, you need to tap on “Copy profile URL”.
Now go to the website and paste the link there, and tap on the Search icon.
After that, you’ll be redirected to a page where you can download the image or see it in full size.
So you can tap to “View” the image or “Download” it.
Method #3: Inspect the target page on the PC
To inspect an Instagram profile on your PC, first, open the account of your target.
Then on your browser, right-click anywhere.
A context menu will show up.
On that menu, click on “Inspect” to navigate to the Inspect page.
Now push the “Ctrl + Shift + C” buttons together or click the “Cursor in rectangle” icon, to activate the element selection.
After you activate the element selection, you need to hover your cursor towards the profile picture and click on it.
Now you’ll see on the inspect page the link of the image, double click it then copy it.
When you copy it, open a new tab on your browser and paste the link on it.
The image page will show up, so you can right-click on the image and click on “Save image as” to save it on your PC.
However, the disadvantage of this method is that you’ll only see the image in small size and not a full size.
Why Can’t I See Someone’s Profile Picture on Instagram?
If you are not able to see someone’s profile on Instagram, it’s either because they’ve blocked you, or you are facing an internet issue.
First, make sure that your internet is functioning by restarting the Instagram app.
If an error occurs, enable the airplane mode, then disable it and wait until the internet issue get resolved.
Then try checking the account again.
When you check the Internet connection and found out that you don’t have an issue, then they may have blocked you.
To confirm this, try opening to check the target account from your friend’s Instagram account.
If you see the profile picture, this means they blocked you and if not, this means they may not have a profile picture.
Can People See if You Copy Their Instagram URL?
No, Instagram doesn’t notify someone when you commit to copy their URL.
You can copy their profile URL without them knowing, and Instagram won’t notify them.
Even when you take a screenshot or search for their username on the feed page, they won’t get notified.
So you can share someone’s Instagram profile link and screenshot their profile picture or posts.
They will only get notified for conventional activities such as likes and comments.
Every person or business on Instagram picks up the best profile pictures to attract users’ attention.
So curiosity will push you to take a pace into seeing the profile picture in a full size, which can ideally happen by screen shooting the profile picture or checking it on a 3rd party website.
You need to keep in mind that if you can’t see the profile picture of your target, you need to check if you have an Internet connection.
If the connection is okay, this could mean that they’ve blocked you.
Today you’ve learned how to view someone’s Instagram profile picture.