How to Create a Fake Instagram Profile


If “a picture speaks a thousand words”, then Instagram as a social media platform sure speaks a volume. However, while Instagram is picture-heavy, it doesn’t let you visualize your profile unless you make it live and private so others don’t see what you’re doing just yet.

As it’s useful, possibly even key for Instagram, to preview what your profile and subsequently, posts would look like, why not create a fake Instagram profile using mockups to visualize it?

Why do you need to create a fake Instagram profile?

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To visualize what your profile and posts would eventually look like! By doing so, it can help you to:

Align with marketing goals, branding and strategy

Especially if your brand has a specific look and feel, or key colours and themes, creating a fake Instagram profile will allow you to get an overview to see how you can best align it with marketing goals, branding and strategy.

Save time and effort

You no longer have to create any fake accounts, or toggle the privacy of your account, for trial and error. With mockup generators, all you have to do is drag and drop picture ideas to see what it looks like.

Pitch marketing ideas and enhance presentations

Do you need to show what an Instagram profile would look like for a presentation? Or perhaps you’re a marketing person or freelancer who needs to pitch for a project. Creating a fake Instagram profile can certainly help to show what the live profile would look like, enabling you to better pitch ideas and enhance presentations.

3 simple steps to create a fake Instagram profile

Here at MediaModifier, creating a fake Instagram profile in our mockup generator can be done in 3 simple steps.

1. Gather your intended account details

Gather all the details you need to fill in the basic aspects of your Instagram profile:

  • Account name
  • Website
  • Brand/profile description
  • Profile picture or logo

2. Prepare intended posts and categories

With your branding, colour scheme and marketing goals in mind, prepare the following:

  • At least 6 mock posts (think both pictures and stills of videos) you intend to have
  • At least 3 categories you’d like for your Instagram Story highlights

3. Choose the Instagram mockup template you’d like to use and start creating

Need a simple Instagram profile and highlights mockup template or a more specific mobile Instagram profile mockup template? Simply pick the Instagram mockup template you’d like from our library and start creating!

In our mockup generator, for example, the Instagram Profile and Highlights Mockup Generator, you can add and edit your fake Instagram profile using our sidebar menu and drag-and-drop function.

  • Insert your text (channel title, small title, etc) using the sidebar menu.
  • For all picture sections (profile picture, highlights, posts), drag and drop your picture directly into the section you want.
  • If you’d like to have fewer highlights, you can take away the other highlights by turning off the following in the sidebar menu:
    • Highlight Title
    • Highlight
    • Highlights Background

Templates you can use to create a fake Instagram profile

Last but not least, to help you start creating straight away, here are some templates you can use to create a fake Instagram profile!

To make your fake Instagram profile even more realistic, combine your profile mockup with actual devices, for example:


With our hundreds of device mockups all within our technology mockup generator, there are endless possibilities for you to easily create a convincing fake Instagram profile.

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