Sometimes I like to find someone to be Instagram with and you don’t have an account or don’t want to log in for security reasons or something like that. Of course, you can search for an Instagram user and view their content (if their account is public) easily on the web, whether it’s using the Instagram search function or the Google search engine.
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How to search for someone on Instagram without logging in
To do this, you don’t need to use the mobile app, but rather open a web browser on your device.
If you know that person’s username, you can type it into the address bar as follows to access it directly: instagram.com/username
Allocation of words username, Type the username of this person’s account. In case you don’t know the username of this person’s account and you want to search for it, enter the following link: instagram.com/thedigiitallife
When you click on the link, our Instagram account will appear with the posts. Notice the top in the middle of the search rectangle? There you can type in the name of the person you are looking for, and it will drop down the list of results at once, you can click on any account to enter and browse it.
You can also write the hashtag in the same place and view their posts. Just type the # sign, followed by a specific word based on the hashtag you want to search.
Note: If you enter Instagram account type private, You will not be able to see his posts.
Also, if you have the phone number of this person you are looking for, you can access their Instagram account in case they associate their phone number with their account. But here, you’ll need To log into your account It’s up to you to do that. Check out our previous guide on finding someone on Instagram using their phone number.
How to search for an Instagram account with Google search
Searching for someone on Instagram via Google is useful in some cases, as we know that most Instagram accounts are archived in the Google search engine, so it is possible to access that person’s account via Google.
What you need to know is that if this person was using their real name on Instagram, it was also Username or Display Name and this name is not widely used, because it is possible that you can find it quickly via the Google search engine. But if it is a popular name that is used a lot on Instagram, here it is difficult to access it unless this account is popular.
Open any Internet Browsers, then log in to Google Search Site.
Type in the Google search field, this person’s name, first name, or any name that might be used in their account, followed immediately by the word Instagram. For example, I would search for our Instagram account and write in the Google search engine: thedigiitallife Instagram
You’ll see the results, you can go in and make sure it’s that exact person’s account you’re looking for, and often the first result is the right one. The same goes for the hashtag if you are looking for it, just type it in with the # prefix and it is followed by the word Instagram.
Unfortunately, photos and videos from Instagram accounts are not archived on Google, so if you click on the photos or videos section, the content of Instagram accounts will not be visible to you in general.
Frequently asked questions about Instagram search
Here are the frequently asked questions related to this topic, so any of these questions may come to mind:
What is the difference between searching on Instagram with and without an account?
In terms of search, there is no difference between them, only it must search via the browser and not via the mobile app. As for activities, without an account, you won’t be able to interact with posts and follow accounts.
Is it possible to search Instagram by phone?
Yes, you can do it via the web browser, not the mobile app, as mentioned above. Just open Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or others, then apply the steps above.
Will this person know I visited their Instagram account?
Of course not, Instagram does not give any permission to the user to be able to Know his profile of visitors whether without an account or through him. But it is normal for him to know if you entered his profile via your account and followed him or interacted with one of his posts.