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The best 6 Instagram spy apps

By Alex Harris

Dec 12, 2021

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Instagram is the most popular social media app nowadays, and with anyone and everyone using it, there’s a lot going on there. And much more than only sharing photos.

So, if you’ve ever wondered what your kid is doing on there or even your partner, we have a solution. Today, we will tell you how to spy on Instagram messages.

How to spy on someone’s Instagram for free

As we mentioned above, Instagram is much more than only a benign app for sharing photos of your lunch with others. And so, if you want to use it to spy on an ex or a crush, you can basically do it for free and easily by following them or just checking their account from time to time.

The information you can get might seem like a lot, but you might not be able to get some real juicy info that way. Some information that you can get this way is:

– Their followers and whom they follow
– The places they’ve been
– Who they’ve been with
– Who likes and comments on their posts
– Tags
– Timestamps

Interesting, maybe, but not that tenable. After all, the user can block you in two simple clicks if they suspect that you are spying on them like this. And besides, all the real action is happening in their DMs.

Apart from that, we highly doubt that your spouse or a child would be so reckless and risk being caught through likes and tags.

Top 6 Instagram spy apps

If you’ve found yourself hungry for more information that simple lurking can provide you with, you are probably thinking about purchasing an Instagram spy tool. We know, however, that the market is filled with apps and tools promising the moon and rarely delivering, so we’ve compiled this list of our six favourite spy apps.

1. mSpy

Our favourite among favourites is the mSpy Instagram spy app that is easy to install and use and impossible to discover on one’s phone. Apart from having an easy-to-use intuitive interface, it is also compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems and offers 24/7 customer support.

mSpy lets you not only read someone’s Instagram messages but also see the media and links that have been shared in the DMs and even follow the device and see its location in real-time with the built-in GPS tracker.

2. eyeZy

Another high-quality Instagram spy tool is eyeZy which lets you be a part of someone else’s conversation—invisibly. With eyeZy, you can not only spy texts on Instagram but also get access to deleted messages and media. It can also show you emails, contacts, incoming and outgoing calls, and other apps like WhatsApp, Viber, Snapchat, Hangouts, etc. Even Tinder!

3. NEXSPY

The next one on the list is NEXSPY. Apart from allowing you to read Instagram messages, it also allows you on other apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Kik, Snapchat, and more. Besides this, it allows you to see all contacts with their profile photos and even emojis and stickers that the person whose activity you’re monitoring has used.

4. iKeyMonitor

iKeyMonitor lets you keep everything regarding someone’s Instagram activity under your eye. Reading the chats, capturing the screenshots, viewing photos and links shared—all of this and more is available with iKeyMonitor. It is available for both Android and iOS, so you will have no problems with this app’s compatibility with the device you want to track.

5. SpyMasterPro

SpyMasterPro is another Instagram spy app that lets you overlook someone’s activity on this app. With SpyMasterPro, you will be able to see both incoming and outgoing messages, media shared in the conversation, time stamps on the target’s activity, and all this for both Android and iOS devices. There is also 24/7 customer support, and we should also mention that you can use any browser to check on someone’s activity if you’re using SpyMasterPro.

6. Spyzie

The last Instagram spy app on our list is Spyzie. It is easy to install and use, and it lets you start tracking someone’s Instagram activity within minutes of successful setup. Read the messages, view the media, and track the followers and the people your target follows with a few clicks.

Hopefully, this list of best Instagram spy apps like mSpy will come in handy if you decide to follow someone’s activity on the platform. Be that to keep them safe or just have a little bit of fun.

The best 6 Instagram spy apps


By Alex Harris

Dec 12, 2021

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Behind the Instagram account posting from inside a life-threatening refugee camp

By Jack Ramage

Jul 15, 2021

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‘A picture is worth a thousand words’. I know, it’s a cliché, but bear with me—photography is an incredibly powerful tool. It can expand our knowledge, our empathy for strangers and, ultimately, tell a story. This story will leave you at a loss for words: angry and yearning for change. Enter @Now_You_See_Me_Moria, an Instagram page, turned photography collective, turned into a global movement—telling the stories of refugees living in life-threatening conditions through the lens of the refugees themselves.

Now You See Me Moria was started at a point in time where Amsterdam-based photo editor Noemi was going through heartbreak in July 2020. “I just felt pain, a strong pain that was gouging through my whole body, physical pain,” she wrote on the website. One night, she was struggling to sleep and resorted to Facebook to numb the boredom. Among the timeline, she stumbled across the work of photographer Amir, a 21-year old Afghan refugee capturing his experience living in the conditions of the Moria refugee camp in Greece.

“At that moment, when I saw his photos, I realised he was trying to explain what was happening in the camp,” Noemi told me. “Europe was not interested at all—we were all concerned with our own issues [not pay attention to what was happening there]. I couldn’t find any new information about the situation in the camp.”

A raw, unfiltered documentation

“I could see that he was sharing photos within his small bubble on Facebook,” Noemi continued. “I decided to contact him. I thought my knowledge of photography could help him bring those photos outside of his bubble.” She noted how the images Amir created were documentation of the struggles refugees in the Moria camp were facing—essentially, the images cut through the noise—producing a raw, unfiltered portrayal of life in the refugee camp through the eyes of the people experiencing it.  “You don’t have to become a photographer or have a [good] camera. To me, the power of the photos was precisely in that.”

Noemi highlighted that she decided to use Instagram as a platform to raise awareness. It was “free, fast and would give us the visibility we were trying to reach.” However, after five weeks of working on the platform, there was a fire in the camp. “Suddenly, 20,000 people were displaced,” she said, “people were sleeping on the streets without food, without anywhere to go. They were even forming demonstrations to protest.”

Behind the Instagram account posting from inside a life-threatening refugee camp

She explained that in response to the fire, the refugees were promised another replacement camp with decent living conditions, “which was obviously a lie.” She added, “That’s the worst thing you can say to someone who’s seeking safety. Obviously, all of the refugees went inside, apart from the few who were relocated to other countries.” The camps have notoriously unfit living conditions. The Guardian described the Moria camp as “a place of violence, deprivation, suffering and despair.” Noemi highlighted how the uncertainty of the camp’s futureand when, if ever, the refugees would escape such conditions has led “children to commit suicide, pregnant women to commit suicide, due to the daily emotional stress of not knowing when the situation will change.”

By this point, the small project—initially formed from an insomnia-induced Facebook scroll—was slowly growing into a collective. Qutaeba from Syria, living with his two daughters, and Ali, a 23-year old from Afghanistan, joined the bid to document the conditions of the Moria camp. Noemi added, “This was a really important moment. The new camp was closed meaning journalists and photographers were not allowed inside. They were the only ones really showing what’s happening inside the camp.”

Sadly, a large chunk of Western media has the tendency to paint refugees in a negative light: a danger to society, terrorism, a burden on our public services… you get the idea. This is, obviously, fabricated but it doesn’t stop those with ill intent from pushing that narrative. After all, fear sells—and papers have to make money. Well, that’s one of the many excuses the mainstream press would give in vilifying and dehumanising innocent people fleeing war-torn countries.

Now You See Me Moria is pushing the narrative in the right direction. The narrative that refugees are humans, just like you and me—not threats to society but innocent people escaping war, only to be held in dangerous and life-threatening conditions. Noemi explains, “The more you see the images the more you seem to know them. Not just the dramatic moments like the fire but also images of their daily life. When you see them cooking or playing with animals, you see how similar they are. Those are the boring moments you will never see in the media—they allow people to connect with compassion and empathy. It will make them act and not accept the situation anymore.”

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The Valentine campaign: from Berlin to Seoul

“At the start of the project, many people didn’t like the situation but didn’t think they could or know how to change it. What we wanted to do was change this mindset. Show that there is something you can do, even if it’s small.” Noemi continued. 

The idea of a campaign was formed, an international movement of graphic designers who would repurpose images taken by those inside the camp into posters, plastering them across many cities to raise awareness. “We started this crazy and surreal idea to be involved with all 27 countries. We knew it would require a lot of infrastructure and money to do that but when we sent out an open call, we received an overwhelming response. Suddenly, over 500 graphic designers across the globe were onboard. It was something really beautiful. In less than four weeks, we had created the Valentine campaign.”

Noemi describes the Valentine campaign as going beyond “just one day—it was like the starting point” of the movement and community behind it. The date chosen was for both pragmatic and symbolic reasons. First and foremost, the situation in the camp was urgent—people were suffering and global attention was needed. Secondly, Valentine’s day is symbolic, as Noemi explained: “It’s a typical couple’s day. We wanted to draw attention to those who had lost the love of their lives due to these immigration policies.”

“It’s our goal to give this visibility—to change the public discourse. The media paints refugees and migrants as a threat, something that we need to protect ourselves from with fences and walls. It’s not true but if you don’t have experiences with refugees, the only way to know about them is through the media. If the media portrays them as dangerous, of course many people will be fearful.”

Behind the Instagram account posting from inside a life-threatening refugee camp

The demands of the campaign are clear. Noemi stressed the importance of self-representation when forming the demands, to listen to the voices of people actually living in the camp’s conditions instead of people outside speaking for the community. She said, “At first we thought we could push for a change in the conditions of the camp but after discussion with people inside, we realised change is not possible.” The project is pushing for an immediate evacuation of all refugees in the camp to protect their human rights. Noemi argued that they should be relocated to European cities that have expressed solidarity and are willing to welcome them. “Instead of the 250 million euros being sent from the EU to Greece to set up five new prisons, that money should go to the cities which support the refugees so that they can happily integrate and function in society.”

Behind the Instagram account posting from inside a life-threatening refugee camp


By Jack Ramage

Jul 15, 2021

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