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The IP Address of someone can give an idea to the location of someone. While you cannot use it to get the absolute location of someone, you can use it to get an idea of the city one leaves in. Because of this, many websites keep this information hidden. Instagram is one of the sites that keep the IP Addresses of their users hidden for privacy reasons. If you are looking for a way to know the IP Address of an Instagram User, you need to go through other routes and that is what this article is about.
It is important I stress here that while you can get the IP Address of users on Instagram, you need to know that doing so is illegal. However, you might want to know the IP Address and, by extension, the location of someone to uncover a cyberbully or a fraudster. While this in itself cannot be used to track down an Internet user, it can be used in conjunction with other technologies by security agencies to track down a user.
Ways to Find Out the IP Address of an Instagram User
Because Instagram does not make the IP Address of a user publicly available and it is practically not possible for you to hack Instagram (else you won’t be reading this), you need to get the IP Address outside of Instagram. This means that you need to get the user to visit a website that will help you grab the IP Address of the user. For you to do this, you need to make use of social engineering. Social engineering is the act of convincing a user to carry out a task online that will make them vulnerable to an attack.
If you are able to convince a user to visit an IP grabbing site, the IP Address gets saved and you can go to the database to fetch it. However, social engineering can be difficult especially when dealing with someone knowledgeable about web technologies and hacking techniques; but it is not unachievable. It can be done depending on how smart you are and your social skills.
Very important is the fact that you might also get an incorrect IP Address if the user is making use of a proxy, a VPN service, or the Tor Network. In this case, there is virtually nothing you can do to access such user IP Address -not even Instagram would have ones IP Address if he makes use of a VPN service or a proxy.
There are two ways to grab a user’s IP Address. you can make use of an already made IP grabbing service available online or develop your own script if you have the technical skill to do so. Each has its stress and weaknesses. Let take a look at each below.
Using an IP Grabbing Service
There are many IP grabbing services you can use for this purpose. We are going to be making use of Grabify IP Logger, which has been tested and has been found to work quite great. For better user experience, I will advise you create an account with them so that you get an email notification immediately they get an IP grabbed for you.
One thing about Grabify IP Logger is that it does not only grabs the IP Address of a user; it also provides you other information including country, timezone, ISP, Browser, and Operating System. To make use of Grabify IP Logger, follow the steps below.
- Copy the profile URL of the Instagram user. You can get it by clicking on the 3 dots next to the person username on his profile page. Alternatively, visit the profile of the user and copy the link.
- Go to Grabify IP Logger and paste the URL copied in the space provided and click on the ‘Create URL’ button
- A URL will be generated for you to alongside a tracking code. To make it look better and less susceptible, you can make use of a URL shortening service like Bitly or Tiny URL to shorten the link.
- With the link, you have gotten all you need. What is required is tricking the person into clicking it. you can chat the person and get him convinced him to click on the link. Ones that is done, Grabify IP Logger will have the IP Address saved for you
- Go back to Grabify IP Logger website and click on the ‘Tracking Code’ button. Enter the tracking code to get the IP Address, and other information logged.
The above procedure is the easiest you can do and the best for non-technical users. However, people are becoming smart in detecting shortened link and are wary of long URL that looks suspicious. Because of this, this procedure might not work for your target.
Using your Own IP Grabbing Site
If you know how to develop websites, you can make use of free hosting and buy a convincing domain name. Before even buying the domain name, you need to think of how you would convince him and buy a domain name that will look convincing.
Because of the option of choosing a convincing domain name and building a real site that will not raise any form of suspicion, it is the most effective method and can be used on technical users without any suspicion. However, it requires you to know how to write codes and you need to spend money too.
From the above, you can see that even without Instagram providing you the IP Address of a user, you can get it. The methods described above can be used not only for grabbing IP Addresses of Instagram users but other websites with just a little modification. The information provided above wasn’t provided for you to use it for any malicious act; if you do, you will be a cybercriminal and will be treated as such.