How to Download Instagram Profile Pictures on PC and Android

Krishanu Dutta

Instagram is full of beautiful images and even more enticing people with great profile pictures. There have been times when I have felt the need to download an Instagram profile picture because they looked so gorgeous.

Sometimes, you may want to download your own Insta profile picture for backup or cross-posting. And there are a few handy methods you can resort to in such scenarios.

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Here's how you can download Instagram profile pictures without breaking a sweat.

Download Insta Profile Picture on PC

You can quite easily download full-quality Insta profile pictures on PC without any app. Here's how:

Step 1. Open any Instagram account — be it your own or a friend's. Right-click on the profile picture and select Copy image address.

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Step 2. Paste the URL on to a new page. Remove s150x150/ from the URL and hit enter. The profile photo will appear in full quality.

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Step 3. You can then right-click on the picture and click on Save image as to download it. So simple!

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Download Insta Profile Picture on Android

Apart from the above method, you can also use three easy-to-use Android apps to download Instagram profile pictures.

1. Insta Profile Pic Zoom & Save

If you want to fetch someone's Instagram profile picture in full quality without having to open the Instagram app, this is the perfect tool for you.

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The app is available for free and lets you view and save Insta profile pictures. You just need to enter the profile name and hit the Get Profile Picture button.

The app will then scour the Insta-world and fetch you the picture of your desire. You can then hit the Save icon at the top-right corner of the app beside the Share button.

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You can also view saved profile pictures by tapping the Gallery icon at the top-right corner on the home screen. The app weighs just about 3MB.

2. Insta Big Profile Photo

You often miss out on recognizing known faces when they appear in small sizes in the form of Insta profile pictures. Hence, it's better if you have a photo-enlarging app like this one.

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All you need to do is open the Instagram app, copy the image URL and paste it on to the Insta Big Profile Photo interface. Then, hit Load It to see the profile picture in full size. 

The app is available for free and weighs around 10MB.

3. Profile Picture Download for Instagram

With a 4.7-star rating on the Play Store, this Android app is probably the most clutter-free Insta profile picture saver.

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Much like Insta Profile Pic Zoom & Save, this app also doesn't require you to have the Instagram app installed on your device. 

You only need to type in the profile name on the top of the screen and hit Search. Once the desired profile picture appears on screen, tap the Download this picture button at the bottom. This will save the picture to your phone's Gallery.

The app comes free of cost and takes 3MB of space.

Like It, Save It

This is how you can save an Instagram profile picture on PC or Android. So, the next time you feel like saving a friend's funny Insta DP or keep your own profile picture for backup, use one of the above methods.

Do you use some other method or app to save Insta profile pictures? Let us know in comments below.

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Krishanu Dutta

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Krishanu Dutta

A proud grammar Nazi, Krishanu swears by his love of books and football. A black coffee-addict, he keeps his sugar intake low and the quality of tech content high.