PrivateInsta is a website that promises to show posts from private Instagram profiles without having to send a request to follow them. According to its own description, the platform is “unique” among other options that offer similar services, such as Instaloker, and can be accessed both from a computer and from Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. Although seeing a private Instagram account is a curiosity for many users, it is worth remembering that the only legitimate way to see a locked profile is to submit a request to be a follower. Below, check if PrivateInsta is safe and how it works.
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How PrivateInsta works
To see the posts of a private profile on PrivateInsta, you must enter the username you want to “spy” on the site’s search bar and click on “View Private Profile”. According to the site, right after this step, the user would be directed to the chosen profile, now visible.
PrivateInsta promises to show content from closed accounts on Instagram — Photo: Reproduction/Guilherme Ramos
But in tests carried out by the TechTudo, the platform requires a security check as soon as the search is performed. To prove that he is human, the user needs to open several links of suspicious advertisements and even download other applications. The process exposes the security of the computer or mobile phone, as unknown links and programs can contain malware.
With information from PrivateInsta
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