How to Clear Search History on Instagram

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Every social media platform, including Instagram, keep a record of the user’s activity. It is that they love to keep your activity recorder. But to make things personalized for you. The most important one for them is Ads. However, could be other reasons as well. The question of how to clear search history on Instagram?

As per my personal experience. Everyone should delete the search history/top searches every week or at least once in a month. Because of that the exact place where people can judge you in seconds.

Let’s say, my friends have taken my phone to use it for a while to call someone. He can quickly navigate and look at history. He would probably know several things in seconds. Read See Who Views Your IG Highlights and Story.

What I mean is privacy is the most important thing in our life. Though the search history can tell tons of things to everyone in seconds. That is exactly why I wanted you to delete Hashtags including other searches from time to time.

How to Delete Search History On Instagram

Thanks to the IG app to allows us to get rid of the searches we have made. Here is the procedure to do it:

  1. Open your Instagram app.
  2. Tap your profile icon then Menu.
  3. Now tap Settings then Security.
  4. You will see Data and History section.
  5. Tap the Search History option at the bottom.
  6. Tap Clear All, again tap Clear All to confirm.
How to Delete Search History On Instagram
How to Delete Search History On Instagram

This is exactly how easy it is. Now if you don’t understand the above steps at all. Then here are the details. Once you open your IG app. You will see your profile icon at the bottom right corner of the screen, tap on it. Now tap the Menu option at the top right corner, it is the three lines horizontal button then tap Setting.

You are nearly there, tap the Security option there from the list. At the bottom, there is section Data and History. At the very least you will see the Clear History option, tap on it. As you can see now the list of all searches you have made including hashtags. To delete this jus hit that Clear All option at the top right, and confirm it.

How to get rid of search history on IG
How to get rid of search history on IG

You did it, now to confirm, go back to your feed on IG. That search icon and you will find its empty. In the future just repeat the same steps in order to empty the searches again. However, if there is an update we will post it here. Read How to Change Phone # on Instagram.

How to See Search History on IG

It is not important that everyone is gonna erase their search history on IG. But most of you may just wanna see, where is it or how to find it? Here is how to see it:

In short, you can follow the above step 1 to step 4. Anyway open your IG app then go your profile and then tap the three lines menu button at the top right. Now tap on the Settings option at the bottom. Then go Security and after that Search History, that is it, there you will see it.

How to Get Rid of Recents on IG

You can easily get rid of recent searches on IG. Go to IG > Profile > Menu > Settings > Security > Clear History > Clear All and you are good to go.

You won’t see the recent search option once you tap the magnifying glass. However, it has the same meaning either to get rid or delete it. If you sill sees something there then erase the app data and restart your phone or update the app. Read How to Download IG Stories via Insta Story Saver.

Does IG Search History Clear Itself?

The short answer to this question is NO it doesn’t. You have to do it manually. It doesn’t require any rocket science but the steps mentioned above. It won’t take time but just 2 or 3 minutes.

How long Searches and Hashtags Stay on IG

It can take up to a month to let the IG disappear those account searches. Give it a try by following the above-mentioned steps. For the accounts, you search the most may stay forever. However, the hashtags you will have to delete manually. They stay there as long as you don’t delete these hashtags.

So that is for today, I am sure this guide will help. For more similar info, just comment or send me an email via our contact page. Don’t forget to share it with friends.

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2 Comments
  1. Dumpor says

    You can clear the suggested searches on the Instagram app for your iPhone to give your app s search page a fresh slate.

  2. Daysis says

    You can clear the current set of suggested searches by tapping the close box to the right of each one, but new ones will appear the next time you search.

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