How to View Full Size Instagram Photos on Web

View full size Instagram photos using the method outlined in this article. If you wish to see anyone’s photos in the original size uploaded by the user on the Instagram website then you should definitely go through this tutorial.

How to View Full Size Instagram Photos

With over 500 million monthly active users, Instagram is being used and loved by many. However, Instagram has imposed a few restrictions which limit the user to an extent. Few them are like you cannot download anyone’s Instagram photos or videos but you can use our tutorial on save Instagram photos and videos which share workarounds to achieve that.

Similarly, you cannot view someone’s profile picture in full size on Instagram. You can only see the cropped circular version. However, you can use the method we mentioned in our tutorial on how to view Instagram profile picture in full size or you can directly use the Profy app for Android which works like a charm to view anyone’s profile picture full-sized version on Instagram.

Other than that, the images you see in your feed are resized. So, here we are with a method to view anyone’s full size Instagram photos which are scaled down in our news feed.

View Full Size Instagram Photos

Follow the steps mentioned below to view the photos in original size on Instagram.

1. Visit Instagram website from any browser. Log in using your credentials.

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

3. After clicking on the photo, the URL in the address will be like ?taken-by=akashag26. You need to remove this part and replace it with media/?size=l

For instance, if the original URL is – then it will become –

view full size instagram photos

4. After modifying the URL hit Enter.

View Photos in Full Size Instagram

Woah! 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.

In order to view medium or thumbnail version use media/?size=m and media/?size=t respectively. Here m stands for Medium and t stands for thumbnail of course.

This was all about viewing anyone’s full size photos on Instagram. We hope that you liked the trick and found it useful. Do share it with your friends and help them to view original size photos too. If you face any issues then feel free to drop a line in the comments below.

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