Instagram was launched back in 2010 as a photo-sharing app. After the app was acquired by Facebook, It managed to grow really fast and now has more than 1 billion active users globally. When the social media platform Orkut was really popular, it had the option to show who viewed your profile in the profile visitors section. So, users knew who visited and checked their profile. But Facebook never had such an option and other social media apps also never allowed users to see profile visitors.
In the same way, Instagram also has no official way to see who visited your profile. Then how do you know who is stalking you on Instagram? Recently, I saw a few ads of apps that claim to show you users who are visited your profile again and again. But I must tell you that there is no reliable way to know who viewed your Instagram profile. Any third-party apps or websites claiming to provide this information are not authorized by Instagram and could potentially compromise your account’s security.
If you see any website or apps claiming to offer you a list of profile visitors, you need to stay away. These apps and websites require access to your Instagram account information or personal data, which could be used for malicious purposes.
I have also seen several blog posts that direct users to different third-party apps and websites for checking the list of profile visitors. Don’t trust those blogs and tools they are recommending. You will end up compromising your account.
Instagram lets you see who saw your Story. It can give you an idea of a few people who visited your profile without following you. But that’s it. There is no way to see the list of people who checked your profile.
While you cannot see who viewed your profile on Instagram, you can still gain insights into your followers’ demographics and engagement by using the platform’s built-in analytics tools. Instagram’s Insights feature provides information about your followers’ age, gender, location, and activity on your posts, helping you to tailor your content to your audience’s interests and preferences.