How To View Instagram Stories, Posts & Reels without an Account/Without Logging In

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Instagram is one of the best social media platforms in the world at the moment. However, there are times when one doesn’t have an Instagram account and still wants to see stories, posts, and reels. You can view Instagram posts, reels, and stories without an account as well. Whether you want to stalk your favorite celebrities, go through Instagram meme pages or just stay up to date with your friends’s social lives, you can do this by not being an instagrammer. There are some tools and methods to do this.

The methods below come in handy for those who want to check out a public figure or business or to track what’s happening with their friends but don’t want to log in.

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Ways to View IG Posts, Stories & Reels without Logging In

1. Using a Web Browser

This method requires you to know the exact username, i.e. the Instagram Handle (@) of the profile you are looking for. If you know it, follow the given steps-

  • Open the browser on your Mobile or PC.
  • In the URL bar, enter[username] where username is the Instagram handle of the profile you want to visit.
  • Click on enter and you will be taken to that profile.

What can you do with this method?

This method will allow you to view posts on the account but you can’t like, comment, share, view stories, or expand posts as these actions would need login. However, you can view reels using this method.

2. Using 3rd-Party Applications

There are a number of 3rd party apps that can get you the content from public profiles so that you can see it without logging in. These apps can be used to view posts, stories, and reels as well as captions from any account that is public. Let us have a look at 3 of these most-used platforms-


Imginn is an extremely minimal Instagram tool that collects content from public profiles and presents it in a grid form. One can search for profiles they specifically want to see without entering the exact username as the tool recognizes accounts using names as well. Just follow the steps given below-

  • On your Mobile or PC, go to
  • In the search bar, enter the username or the name of the profile.
  • Select the profile you are looking for.
  • Now you can view not only posts, reels, and stories but also download them to your gallery.

Downside- This app doesn’t show the captions for the posts or reels it displays.

Instagram Downloads

Apart from Imginn, you can use Instagram downloads to view posts, reels, and stories without logging in. Just follow the steps-

  • Open the browser on your phone or PC and go to Instagram Downloads.
  • In the search bar, enter the username of the profile, name, or Instagram URL.
  • Scroll down and you will be able to view all the content the account has posted including posts, reels, stories, IGTV videos, highlights, etc.


Dumpor is a free app that helps view Instagram users’ profiles, reels, stories, followers, and following and tagged posts without an account.

The app is simple to use and doesn’t need you to sign up. You can search profiles by location and hashtags, and it allows you to analyze Instagram profiles, likes, comments, and followers. Just follow these steps-

  • Go to Dumpor using your preferred browser. It works on smartphone and desktop browsers similarly.
  • Enter the username, location, or hashtag you want to search for, and click the search button.
  • You will get a series of results. Identify and click on the specific account you are looking for. Click on the locations and Tags tabs to further filter your results.
  • Click on the post you want to view.
  • Scroll down to the bottom right of the image and click on Download. You can easily upload these posts at any time using the Instagram PC upload feature.

Note- Just make sure that you don’t share any personal information with any of these 3rd party apps.

Signing-Up/Creating an Account on Instagram

In case you want to make an anonymous account on Instagram and use it to view anything you want to without any restrictions, follow the given steps-

  • Download the app from Google Play Store or Apple Store.
  • Open the app and tap on Sign up. This can be seen at the bottom of the screen, next to Don’t have an account?
  • Enter a phone number or email and tap Next. Verify your account using the provided information.
  • Enter the code you get by SMS or email. Input it in the code field.
  • Click on Next.
  • Enter your name. You can use first name, last name, or display name.
  • Create a password and check on the save password box underneath.
  • Enter your Birthday. Scroll up and down to enter the day, month, and year.
  • Create a username. This can be changed later.
  • Tap on Sign-up and you will see your username on the top.

Your account is ready to use.


1. Can Private Instagram profiles be viewed without an account?

There are a few 3rd party apps that allow you to view certain parts of a private Instagram profile and even allow you to download posts and profile pictures. However, use them at your own risk.

2. Is Instagram safer than Facebook?

There is no particular way to determine which social media app is safer. Many feel Instagram is much safer than Facebook as for the most part it can be used without fear of your information being leaked.

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Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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