How To Find Or Get Instagram User ID From Username

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Username of everyone having an account on Instagram is clearly visible on their profile or on top of their posts on your news feed(if you follow them of course).  However, that is not the case with the Instagram User id. You might need user id for developing an app, utility or tool related to Instagram. Or you are looking for it just for informational purposes. Whatever may be the reason, you can go through this guide to get Instagram user id from only the username.

The Instagram user id is a unique number associated with each profile. You can find your or anyone else’s user id if you know their username. Let’s dive right into it.

Find Instagram User ID

We have mentioned two ways for it – an online tool and manual(for geeks).

Method 1: Online Tool

You can use this method if you are not interested in the details and just want to see the user id.

1. Get the username of the person whose user id you want to find. You can find it easily on Instagram app or website.

2. Now head over to Instagram User Id FinderWeb tool. Type or paste the username into the text box that says -“Enter Instagram Username” and click or tap on Get User Id.
Instagram User ID Finder

3. The tool will fetch the user id and show it to you in just a moment. Click on Copy User ID or you can do it manually if desired.

Get Instagram User ID

The utility works for all the accounts – public & private and no login is required.

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Method 2: Manual

In case you want to get into the details then this method is for you. A bit lengthy when compared to the one above.

Warning: Not for the ones who don’t like code.

1. Open Instagram website and go the profile of the desired person. When you are on any profile page the URL in the address bar will look something like –

In my case, it is –

2. Now, append ?__a=1 at the end of the URL. So, the URL will become –

Hit Enter.

3.  You will see a lot of data on the page which loads. Use Ctrl+F and search for profilePage_. The numbers next to it are nothing but the user id of that person.

Find Instagram User ID

Again, there is no login required and works for all the Instagram accounts.

We hope that you were able to get your or someone’s Instagram User ID. If you found the information in this article valuable then don’t forget to share it.

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Hemant Mendiratta

Hemant Mendiratta is a co-founder of TechUntold and a passionate tech blogger, avid gamer, and social media guru who keenly monitors useful apps and gadgets. He is the ideator of our Instagram tool StoryHoot which allows watching Instagram stories anonymously. You can connect with him on: Facebook, Twitter.

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