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How to view Instagram posts and stories without an account

Have a snoop without giving Instagram your data.

Published onJanuary 2, 2024

If you try to view an Instagram post without an account, all you’ll see is a login page. But don’t worry; there are ways around this. Here’s how to view Instagram without an account.


To view Instagram posts without being logged in, you can use a direct link to a profile to view a limited number of posts. Or, you can try by entering the username of a profile you wish to view in order to see more posts.

Stories are a bit harder to view. You can try entering the username of a profile in, but this isn't guaranteed to work.


How to view Instagram posts without an account

You have two options when trying to view Instagram posts without an account. Both require you to know the username of the Instagrammer who posted the content, however. If you know that, here’s what you can do.

Using a direct profile link


Every Instagram profile has a direct link associated with it. Type that link into a web browser’s address bar, and you can view that Instagram profile without an account. Your experience will be pretty limited, though. Only a few thumbnails of posts will be visible with the amount of likes and comments of each post. If you click on a post or story, you’ll be prompted to log in or create an account. Still, this option may work for you if you just wanted to see what the buzz was about a certain Instagrammer a friend’s been talking about.


If the limitations of a direct profile link are too much for you, you can try

  • Visit the site.
  • Type in the username of the Instagram profile you wish to see.
  • Select the right one from the results list.
  • Choose which you want to see between POSTS, STORIES, and TAGGED.

Then, you may view their posts without a limit and click on them to see them in full size. You can even download the posts and stories on this website.

How to view Instagram stories without an account

It’s a bit trickier to view Instagram stories without an account. While says you can view stories, but someone couldn’t get this feature to work for some reasons. There’s also All of these services require you to enter the username of the person whose stories you wish to view. website search box
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No, you’ll need an account to use the app.

Yes, use your mobile web browser app and follow the same steps.

No, to see a feed of posts, you need to have an account and follow some other users.

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