View Full Size Instagram Photos & Profile Picture

How to View Full Size Instagram Photos & Profile Picture

Do you realize that uploaded Instagram photos are not in full sizes? The uploaded pictures are not stored on Instagram data base as the original pixel. This happen to every photo shared or uploaded, include the profile pictures, reason behind this are known, but you are lucky as this article will reveals in details how you will view full size instagram photo and profile picture you have uploaded.

Aside that, if you want to view someone Instagram full size profile picture then we got you covered as well. You achieve that online from your PC, Mac, Android, iOS browser. The images you see in your news feed or on your or someone else’s profile are resized.

So, here we are with a method that will help you to view anyone full size Instagram photos which are otherwise scaled down.

View Full Size Instagram Photos & Profile Picture

On this aspect, we shall be dealing with Instagram website, this simply means we are viewing full size Instagram photo via the website not the app. Follow the steps below to view the uploaded photos in original size on Instagram.

Step 1 ====> Visit Instagram website from any browser. Log in using your credentials if not already done.

Step 2 ====> Now, go the profile of the user whose picture you want to see in full size. Click on the desired photo.

Important Note: Clicking on photo from the news feed is not allowed, therefore make sure you are on the profile page.

Step 3 ====> After clicking on the photo, the URL in the address will have something like ?taken-by=techuntold at the end where techuntold is the username of the profile.

So, in your case, it will be different. You need to remove this part and replace it with media/?size=l

Take for example, if the original URL is

Now it will become,

Step 4 ====> Finally, after modifying the URL hit Enter.

Wow! You will be redirected to the full size version of the image. Apart from this, you can also view the medium size and thumbnail version of the photo as well.

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Adeola (Jasper) is someone who loves everything about technology. He devoted to everything that is tech-related and tries his best to produce useful and quality articles about mobiles, computers and other related products.

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