How to View Previous/Old Instagram Profile Pictures

Instagram has made it possible for people to share everything interesting that’s going on in their lives. It is pretty exciting for users to update others about their regular events. However, not all Instagram users have a public account. In fact, most people like to keep their posts private so that only a selected number of users can view their posts.

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Unlike Whatsapp and Facebook, Instagram does not have a feature that allows users to get a clear view of the user’s profile picture. You cannot maximize the profile photo from the app, but a few tools could be used for viewing the photos. You only have to find the person’s username, enter it in the search bar, and hit search!

But what about the previous/old or deleted profile pictures? If you want to find your previous profile pictures, then that’s quite easy. All posts and profile pictures you upload on Instagram are automatically saved in your gallery by default.

So, you can view these profile pictures from the “Instagram” tab in your gallery. Here, you will find all the photos you have used as your Instagram profile picture.

It is important to note that there is no special feature that could allow users to stalk a private account and get a list of the old profile pictures they uploaded on the platform.

While you can save your old profile pictures and posts on your phone, make sure that there is no legitimate method for viewing someone else’s previous profile pictures on Instagram.

How to View Previous/Old Instagram Profile Pictures

There are quite a few Instagram tools that make it possible for people to get all the deleted posts and profile photos back in simple steps. You could use Instaport that can provide you with a zip file of all the posts you have deleted from your Instagram account.

All you have to do is enter your username and password! If using third-party apps for retrieving old pictures isn’t really your thing, then you can download this information directly from Instagram. This way you will not have to share your personal account information with third-party apps.

It is often challenging to recover the deleted profile pictures back. So, the best you can do is take some steps for saving the data on your Instagram or mobile in advance so that you don’t have to go through the hassle of recovering your content. Here’s how you can do that:

  • Open your Instagram account on your device and select the three horizontal lines on the top left corner.
  • Tap “Settings”, “Account”, and then “Original Photos”. Once you have enabled the option, all your Instagram photos will automatically be saved on your device.
  • You could also decide to save the unedited pictures you have captured from your Instagram camera.
  • Whether it is your profile picture or a post, everything that you upload on Instagram will automatically be saved on your device.

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iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.