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?


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

Yes, if you know your firend’s Instagram usersname, you can use Webstagram. Search for his/her username and see his/her photo stream. (E.g.: Om Malik’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 – samthebrand Jun 28 '12 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. – Matt Burland Dec 5 '19 at 14:20
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    The links in this answer are all dead links as of today. :( – bgoodr Jan 8 at 14:50

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.

  • 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 Jan 8 at 14:55

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