Instagram is much more popular than you can imagine, way more when Meta (Facebook) acquired the platform in 2012 for $1 billion. While the app has gone through a lot of changes since its inception, however, there are some features that still remain on our wishlist. Like, how to read Instagram messages without them knowing, how to view Instagram profile pictures of a private or public account, or how to read deleted Instagram messages.
In this guide, we’ll share some tips to view profile pictures on Instagram in HD for private and public accounts.
Method #1: Using the official Instagram app
First things first, you need to log into your Instagram account using your phone, be it Android or iPhone. If you’re already logged in, you can follow the steps given below:
- Open your Instagram app
- Now, open the profile you want to view the profile picture of
- Tap on their profile picture once
- You’ll see a zoomed HD profile picture on your phone
- Voila, that’s how you can view profile pictures on Instagram in HD for private and public account
Previously, Instagram didn’t let you view private profile pictures, but now, you can view them in HD.
Another tip here is that if the person has posted a story on their profile and you don’t want to view their story and leave a mark back, just tap and hold their profile picture and that person’s profile picture will display instead of opening the story. This way they will not know that you’ve viewed their profile picture.
Method #2: Using Instagram profile picture downloader apps
You can also view Instagram profile pictures using third-party apps. Just download them from the Google Play store or App Store and enter the Instagram ID of that person, and you’ll get the profile picture in HD to download.
But, there are some reservations about these apps.
Since these apps are not endorsed by Instagram officially, they may or may not be safe. Most apps that I tried often ask you to log into your Instagram account which is sketchy to me. So, I must say you shouldn’t use those who ask you to log in. You can even try multiple Instagram profile picture downloaders that are available online.