This is one of the most frequently asked questions that land in our inbox. People want to follow other Instagram users anonymously.
It’s easier said than done as Instagram has its way to prevent you from doing this. For instance, the popular image-sharing service could prevent you from seeing images from people you’re not friends with. Nothing wrong with that – as that could be determined by every user.
However, sometimes, you may want to know what that other person is posting on Instagram but not from your own account.
Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Get a VPN
In case you’re not sure which service to use, check our page with the Best VPNs for Instagram. There you will find field-tested services that won’t let you down no matter what you throw at them – not just Instagram.
Then, you should connect to some server — it could be in the same country that you’re in — and sign-up for Instagram again. Create a profile and proceed to step 2.
Step 2: Build your Instagram presence
Try to be as legit as possible and start following a few people. You don’t want to add the person you’re interested in following as a friend on day one. He/she could be suspicious when they see a brand new Instagram account that follows no one.
By adding people to your network, chances are, some of them will also follow you back.
Also, add a few images so that you don’t have an empty account. Take a photo of nature, some bottles of wine, food and so on.
Use your new Instagram account for a few days, and then…
Step 3: Reach out to the person you want
What you want them to see is that you’re a legit person. If you know what they’re posting about, and you see that they still haven’t added you as a friend – send them a message about their content. Say how you would like to see their photos and so on.
Be polite and before you know it, you’ll be able to see all of the photos they’ve shared. After all, most people are on the lookout for additional likes and followers.
You can also keep using this account to anonymously watch the rest of Instagram if you fancy so. Heck, you could think of it as your second Instagram account that keeps you anonymous online. And that, we think, is pretty cool as Facebook won’t be able to track you down that easily.