How to search for people on Instagram without being subscribed

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Preliminary information

Before explaining to you how to proceed in order to succeed search for people on Instagram without being subscribed it seems right to me to make some clarifications in this regard.

Starting from the fundamental assumption that the activity in question is absolutely legal, as it does not violate the rules of the social network, nor the privacy laws, it is good to keep in mind that the only accounts that can be found and viewed without necessarily having to be registered on the service are those public, i.e. those that the same reference users have defined as freely viewable in the Instagram settings.



Accounts set up as private, on the other hand, they will not be visible, as they will not be visible even by Instagram subscribers who have not had explicit authorization from the owner of the profile, as I explained to you in detail in my article on how to see private Instagram profile .

That said, since the Instagram search engine is not accessible by unregistered users, unlike Facebook (as I explained to you in my guide on how to search for people on Facebook without being registered) and other social networks, in order to to find the profiles of interest of the users who use the service it is necessary to put into practice some little ones ploy and / or rely on external resources, as I will explain in detail in the next steps of this guide.

Search for people on Instagram without being subscribed

Having made the necessary clarifications above, let's get to the real heart of the matter and let's find out what are the "tricks" and the tools you have from yours to be able to search for people on Instagram without necessarily having an account on the well-known service owned by Facebook.



I anticipate immediately that this is feasible by typing directly in theAccount URL in your browser's address bar, doing some research on Google or, alternatively, resorting to the use of some online services specially used for the purpose. In any case, you can act both from a computer and from a smartphone and tablet. To find out more, go ahead and read: you will find everything explained in detail right below.

URL account

The first system that I invite you to consider to search for people on Instagram without being subscribed to it is to try to locate theProfile URL reference, so that you can go directly to the page relating to it. How you do it? I'll explain it to you right away.

First, try to trace the username of the Instagram account you want to view without registration: you can do it by "peeking" at the other social profiles of the person in question and try to see if, among the profile info, there is also some reference to Instagram.

For example, on Facebook, accessing from computer to the card Information (under the cover image) and clicking on the wording Contact and background information it is possible to view the contact information of the profile and the links to the other social networking services used (provided that the user has decided to include these details).

Acting from smartphones and tablets, then from the official Facebook app for Android and iOS, this information is included directly in the box containing the main information of the profile: if you do not see them, tap on the item See information for [name] and then locate the section Contact Information.


Alternatively, you can try to reconstruct the username by trial and error. Some of the most common combinations are: name + surname, surname + first name, name + date of birth, surname + date of birth e preferred nickname.


After identifying what you think might be the correct username, open the browser you usually use to browse the Net from a computer or on the go (depending on the device you are using), type in address bar url https://www.instagram.com/nome_profilo/, taking care to replace a profile_name the username identified (eg. https://www.instagram.com/configurehow/), and press the button Submit on the keyboard.

If you have identified the right username, by doing this you should find yourself in front of the Instagram profile you wanted to view. If the account is public, you will be able to view content and information without problems, while if it is private, a special warning will appear.

If you find that you have ended up on an account profile that does not really correspond to the one you are interested in, try to search again for the correct username as I have indicated above or adopt another of the solutions that you find explained in the following lines.

Google

Another method you have on your side to be able to identify and view the Instagram profiles that interest you without necessarily having to subscribe to the service is to rely on Google. In fact, using the famous search engine properly, you may be able to reach the Instagram account that interests you without necessarily having to identify the URL first, as I explained to you in the previous step.


What, in that case, I advise you to do is open the browser that you usually use on your computer, or on your smartphone / tablet (depending on the device you are currently using), go to the Google home page and type, in the search bar placed in the center of the screen, type keywords [name and surname] Instagram account, [name and surname] Instagramnickname account Instagram, nickname Instagram (Eg.  configurehow account Instagram).


If you are looking for the official profile of a celebrity, I suggest you add the adjective official all keyword (es.  configurehow official Instagram account), in such a way as to more easily find the real account, instead, that one possibly created by fans. Then press the button Submit on the keyboard.

In the search results page that will be shown to you at this point, you should be able to find the link to the profile you are interested in (if it is not at the top of the results, try scrolling the screen or in any case to advance through the search pages). If so, select it to be able to view it. For official celebrity profiles, these are marked with a blue cockade (as I explained to you in this other guide).

If you want, you can filter the search results in such a way as to view only and exclusively those coming from the Instagram website. To do this, just use theoperator Google website: followed by Instagram.com. In case you don't know, the Google operators are special words that, added to the keywords, allow you to carry out more precise and targeted searches to reach the contents that really interest you, avoiding unnecessary waste of time. For more information on this, you can refer to my guide focused on how to search on Google.

So, in this case, type, in the search bar of "big G", site: Instagram.com after the keywords (eg. configurehow account Instagram site: Instagram.com) and press the button Submit on the keyboard. The search results page that will subsequently be shown to you will only contain links from the official Instagram website.

Webstagram.one

By taking advantage of the systems already indicated, have you not yet succeeded in your intent? So why not try to search for the people of your interest on Instagram by relying on Webstagram.one? It is a free and independent online service from Instagram that allows you to search for public profiles and hashtags on the famous photographic social network without necessarily having an account on the same.

To use it, connected to the Webstagram.one home page, click on the tab Search located at the top and, on the page that opens, type the username of the person of your interest in the text field Search #tag o @user. Then click on the black button Search located on the right to start the search.

Now, in the section Users placed a little lower, select the result that actually refers to the account you want to view (you can help yourself by taking a look at the profile picture), then you will find yourself in the presence of all the photos and videos posted by the latter .

PeekYou

Another useful online service for searching for people on Instagram (but not only) without being registered on the platform is PeekYou. Haven't you ever heard of it? No problem, let's fix it right away! It is an online service that sifts over 60 platforms, including Instagram of course, identifying links to the social profiles of the person sought.

To use PeekYou, go to its main page, select the tab Name which is in the center of the page and write the name of the person you are interested in in the text field First Name and your surname in the text field Last Name. Unless you are looking for the link to the Instagram profile of a user living in the United States, forget about the menu Rental, which allows you to select only American states. To start the search, click on the green button, on which the is represented magnifying glass.

On the page that opens, locate the links in the section Instagram and click on one of them to try to find the account of the person of your interest. If a link leads to the Instagram account of a namesake, try possibly other links (if available).

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