How to make your Instagram Profile Public

Instagram profile public

Follow the below simple steps to make your Instagram profile public:

  1. Go to your profile by tapping the profile icon – instagram-profile-icon
  2. Tap ‘Edit Your Profile‘ which is located next to your profile photo
  3. Turn off the ‘Posts are Private‘ setting
  4. Tap ‘Done

Instagram profile public

How do I get a link (URL) to a photo or video?

You can get a link to photos and videos that have been shared publicly. If an account is set to private, you won’t be able to copy a link to any of their posts.

To get a link to a post in the iOS app:

  1. Tap  above the post
  2. Tap Copy Share URL to save the link.

IG Copy Share URL

You can also get the link by viewing the post on the web. To get a URL from the web:

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Go to For example, if the username is “johnsmith,” type in as the URL.
  3. Click the post you want to save and copy the link at the top of your browser.


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