For one reason or another, there may come a time when you want to find all of the Instagram accounts that belong to a person.
Or perhaps you’re making a new secret Instagram account, that you want to disconnect from your actual identity.
Either way, you may be wondering – can you view all of their Instagram accounts and if so, how is it done?
In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know.
Can You See If Someone Has Multiple Instagram Accounts?
Officially, Instagram has no built-in functionality to view all of the Instagram accounts belonging to a person.
However, there may be other ways to find this information out, such as reverse image searching their photos, or carefully inspecting who they’re following.
It’s likely that Instagram has restricted this information for privacy purposes. If someone wants their alternate accounts to be known, they are welcome to share it on their own.
Of course, some people want the privacy an alt account can provide, without having their friends or family know about it.
Plus, there’s the issue of work accounts. Social media managers may be signed into their company account along with several other employees. If Instagram were to display all of the other accounts signed in on all of their devices, this could be a privacy nightmare for everyone involved.
Therefore, Instagram has prevented other people from viewing the other accounts that belong to you.
That being said, there are still non-official methods you can use to try and uncover who is behind an account, or what other accounts someone may own.
How To Find People’s Alternate Instagram Accounts
Below are a few different ways you can find the other Instagram accounts that people own.
While none of these are guaranteed, often at least one of them can work. Therefore, it’s worth trying each one out to see what you can find.
1. Check Their Following / Followers List
The first step you should take should be to quickly browse through their following and followers list, to see if you can find out any information.
Often, people will follow their original account as soon as they create a second one. Alternatively, their original account may also follow their new account as well.
In the modern age, followers are the new currency. If someone can boost their follower count by following all of their profiles, they’re likely going to do it.
When browsing through people’s lists, look for matching profile pictures and similar usernames to help pinpoint their second account.
2. Google Their Username
You can learn a lot by Googling someone’s username.
Even though they may not have the name of their second account listed on their Instagram page, they may have it listed somewhere else online.
For example, if you Google their username and stumble across their Twitter, it is much more common there to also list your alternate accounts in your bio.
Then, once you find out the other usernames they use for various websites, you can plug these back into Instagram to see if anything comes up – potentially finding all of the other Instagram accounts they’re behind.
3. Check Their Other Social Media Accounts
This one is kind of similar to the last one, but it’s also a good idea.
If you know of any of their other social media accounts, you should check the information listed on there as well.
This also includes visiting the ‘About’ section on websites like Facebook, which may show other accounts that are connected to or integrated with their Instagram account.
Additionally, you should pay special attention to their username, which may be different to the username used for Instagram.
On Facebook for example, many people created usernames that they did not know would be public.
Therefore, they may have used this same username for Instagram as well.
4. Reverse Image Search Their Photo
Did you know that you can not only do Google searches with words, but with photos as well?
If you upload an image to Google for a reverse image search, you will be able to find all of the other places that photo is used as well – as long as the pages are publicly accessible.
Here, you can see an example of several pages my profile picture has appeared on:
This doesn’t just work for websites however, but also for other social profiles!
To reverse image search a photo, follow these steps:
- Visit the person’s profile on PC, then right-click their profile picture and download it.
- Visit Google Images, and click on the camera icon.
- Upload the photo.
- Browse the results.
Note that while Google will also pull up other similar photos that the person may have used, it’s also possible that it will show no results at all.
This strategy only works if the person has reused the same profile picture across multiple websites or social networks, other than just on Instagram.
5. Respect Their Privacy
The final option is also the simplest.
If someone doesn’t want you to know about their other accounts, it would be best to just respect their wishes and not try to pry any further into it.
People have multiple Instagram accounts for a lot of reasons – and they’re not necessarily with bad intent.
For example, someone might want to maintain separate feeds that cater to different instances, or be able to comment on certain issues without experiencing ridicule from their peers.
If you think someone has a second Instagram account, just ask them. And if they don’t say anything about it, that should be the end of it.
Although Instagram doesn’t allow you to view all of the accounts belonging to a person, there are several things you can do to find out this information anyway.
By trying out each of the methods mentioned above, you give yourself the best chance possible to find someone’s alternate account.
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other questions about Instagram, please ask them using the comment form below.
Wishing you the best,
– James McAllister