I don't plan on joining Instagram any time soon. But I have many friends who use the service and they occasionally ask: "Did you see what John posted yesterday?" I tell them no, and then ask them to link me, at which point they throw their hands in the air and say: "Um how?"

Is there a way for Instagram users to link non-users to specific Instagram photos?

Can non-users find specific user pages without joining Instagram?

  • The only way I was able to look Instagram photos was to use any third - party instagram viewer. There are many of them, for example dumpor.com or picuki.com. Just do web search "instagram viewer".
    – ks1322
    Commented Dec 6, 2021 at 9:27

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UPDATE 06/11/2012: This is now possible “natively” by going to instagram.com/profile_name. Source.

UPDATE 17/04/2020: But clicking any picture opens a login popup instead of details

Yes, if you know your friend’s Instagram username, you can use Webstagram. Search for his/her username and see his/her photo stream. (E.g.: Ariana Grande’s photos.) However, note that if the respective user’s profile is set to private, you can’t see the photos. Source.

  • True! To elaborate: Simply enter a username for XXXX to view his/her public account activity: web.stagram.com/n/XXXX Commented Jun 28, 2012 at 18:43
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    It seems you can only natively view an account for a couple of pages before a popup demands you login now. Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 14:20
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    The links in this answer are all dead links as of today. :(
    – bgoodr
    Commented Jan 8, 2020 at 14:50
  • As of 10/06/2020 my solution below still works (using a browser extension)
    – jlo
    Commented Jun 10, 2020 at 6:53

Webstagram has a little delay, of an hour or two. I use Statigram.

Statigram is a web viewer for your Instagram photos. Join Statigram for terrific statistics about your account and tools to manage your community.


As of early November, you can now view public Instagram profiles and photos via the web.

ie. http://instagram.com/justinbieber

... should put some of those third-party apps out of business.

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    As of today, if you click on the above link and scroll down a bit (wait a few seconds), it stops scrolling and you are blocked by a login wall that looks like this i.imgur.com/T3pZdoB.png. Thus my interpretation is that If you don't have an account in instagram, they won't let you see any content at all. FAIL.
    – bgoodr
    Commented Jan 8, 2020 at 14:55

As of Dec 2021 You can use bibliogram e.g. https://bibliogram.art/u/canditotraininghq

In particular, I use the redirector extension with the following rule:

redirector config

In text form:

Redirect:   https://www.instagram.com/*
to: https://bibliogram.art/u/$1

This way, whenever you click an instagram link from your browser, you get the bibliogram instance, for example: bibliogram example

Limitation: You can only load the last 12 pics/vids. If you want to read why, here's more info.

(doesn't work anymore) As of May 2020 the only way I can access content on a desktop without logging in is this browser extension (tested with Opera). I tried all other options, but none of them work anymore after Instagram's latest push of forcing login to see any pics/videos.

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  • Does not work on desktop in Chromium. Login screen appears after several reloads of the user page.
    – ks1322
    Commented Dec 6, 2021 at 9:17
  • @ks1322 updated the latest working solution
    – jlo
    Commented Dec 6, 2021 at 14:28
  • Probably worth to post new solution as a separate answer.
    – ks1322
    Commented Dec 7, 2021 at 11:17

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