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How to View Full Size Instagram Photos

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If you use Instagram, you already know that Instagram downsizes images. So, the final images lose its sharpness and details after uploading on the app. When you tap on it, the image opens on a model dialogue. The size of the image depends on the size of your screen as the image has to fit not the screen. You cannot download the full-size image On the app, there is no option to save. Even if you are on the desktop, you cannot right click and save the image.

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Similarly, there is no option to see the full-size profile photo on Instagram. You can only see the cropped photo in the circular placeholder. I have already talked about this and published the article on how to see full-size Instagram Profile photo.

In this article, I will write how to see the full-size Instagram photos. This trick works only on the browser. So, you need to log in to the browser. If you do not have a laptop with you, you can try this trick on the mobile browser.


How to open Full-size Instagram Photos

Method 1:

Now open the browser and log in to your Instagram account. Now open the desired photo that you want to see.

The URL will be something like this:

Here, you need to remove the URL part after ?. For example, remove the ?taken-by=deepanker70

Now add media/?size=l after the URL. So, URL will be something like

open Full-size Instagram Photos

Now open this URL and it will redirect you the full-size image.

Method 2:

You can open the page source. For this, right click on the web page and select ‘View page source’.

View Full Size Instagram Photos

n page source, look for <meta property=”og:image” and you will find the image URL in the content section. See the selected page in the snapshot below.

See full size instagram photo

Open the URL for the full-size photo.

Final Words

I added two methods of getting the Full-size Instagram photo. Both methods work fine for checking the actual photo uploaded by the user. I have also added several Instagram tricks on my blog. Do not forget to check that.

If you have any question or confusion, you can always leave it in the comment.



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