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Instagram: Who Viewed My Profile/Account

There's no direct way to check the users who have viewed your Instagram profile. While there are numerous apps that promise to unveil this mystery, beware! Many of them are fake and simply present a list of people with whom you have recently interacted. Some of these apps require payment or registration and may steal your information. However, there are a few tricks you can use to get an idea. In this article we'll fill you in!

Tricks To See Who Visited Your Instagram

To confirm, there is no way to directly see who has viewed your profile directly on Instagram. However, there are some other ways to get an idea.

Latest Followers

Check the latest people who have started following you. This can give you an idea of ​​the new viewers checking out your profile.


Take a look at who has recently liked or commented on your post. This engagement is definitely an indicator that a users has been viewing your more profile. The higher the engagement, more likely the user has visited your profile.


In the statistics section of your Instagram account, you can see indicative data of who has viewed your profile. The exact names of the viewers do not appear, but information such as cities, countries, average age, and gender is available. This can provide substantial clues.


Luckily, Instagram allows you to check who has seen your published stories. This list is available for 24 hours, but if you are attentive you can see each person who has seen each of your stories. To do this, go to your story and swipe up. The list will appear below, listing the identity of each viewer (even if they are not your followers). The more stories you publish, the more you can see who is watching your profile:

What To Do If You Have Already Installed an App to Track Instagram Visitors?

As mentioned earlier, these applications do not work. Some of them include: Who saw my profile, InstaAgent, Qmiran, Kazuy, SocialView, InstaCare, and Who Viewed Me on Instagram, among others. If you have already installed any of these applications, we recommend you take certain precautions, since most of these Apps aim to access your personal data.

To protect yourself, the first thing to do is to uninstall all of them from your phone. Open Instagram on your phone or access the official website. Go to the Tools menu and go to the Authorized applications section. Here you can deny access to all applications that have previously been linked to your account.

After this, you will be protected against information theft from these applications. However, be cautious when giving permissions to access your personal data.

If you want to shield yourself against unwanted eyes you can always set your account to private instead of public, which allows only your followers to see your posts.

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