Instagram search history
Here's how to clear you Instagram search history

So, let’s imagine you are at a party with a group of friends. You lend your phone to one of them while you go get yourself a drink. But, soon enough you remember your friends are way too curious and they might go through your social media. 

Now, of course there are things you don’t want them to discover. Perhaps, a guilty pleasure you searched earlier on Instagram. Or maybe even an ex you were stalking more than once. 

What do you do? Well, simple! You make sure to clear your Instagram search history to keep your privacy intact. Here’s how you can do just that in a few simple steps.

How to clear your Instagram search history

Clearing Instagram Search History – Tutorial

Fortunately, clearing your search history from Instagram is pretty easy. But, there is one small limitation. Unlike Facebook, Instagram doesn’t allow its users to delete individual searches. In other words, you can’t choose a specific user to remove from your search history. 

So, you either delete all the people you looked for on Instagram or you don’t. Now, in order to delete your searches on the photo-sharing app, you just need to follow a few simple steps. 

First, open Instagram on your phone and go to settings. Then, enter the Privacy and Security section and scroll down until you find the option that reads Clear Search History.

Finally, tap that option and confirm that you want to remove all your recent searches. Doing so will leave the search bar empty as new. And that’s pretty much it. 

How to clear Instagram search history


Now, there are cases in which your search history continues to show the people you wanted to remove. Even after following the steps from above. So, is there something wrong? Well, not really. As a matter of fact, this is something very common. 

So, all you need to know is how to reset your device, or simply log out from your Instagram account and then log in again. 


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