How to delete Instagram search history

delete Instagram search history

Most services and apps keep search history but most people do not like to keep it. Search history exposes what you have been searching for on the app or website. So, it is a good idea to clear the search history of different services and apps regularly. Like other services, Instagram also keeps search history and gives the option to clear it. If you are not sure how to do this, you should keep reading this article.

In this article, I will tell you how you can delete your search history on Instagram.

Delete Instagram search history

You can either remove an individual account from appearing in search suggestions or clear the whole history. In this article, I will explain both ways of deleting Instagram search history.

Delete Individual Search History

If you just want one or a few selected accounts from appearing in search suggestions, you can hide them easily from history. For this,

Delete Individual Search History

Tap the search icon and then tap the search bar at the top of the screen. You will see your recent searches. Tap the X icon in front of a search that you want to delete.

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Delete the Complete History of Instagram

For clearing search history on Instagram, open the app. Now go to your profile and tap the hamburger icon at the top right corner and then tap Your Activity.

In the new screen, tap Recent Searches. It will show you all your searches made on Instagram. Tap Clear All located at the top right corner.

Delete Instagram search history

Your Instagram search history has been cleared.

Instagram still does not completely clear your history and will still use it to show the suggested account while searching for something. But it will stop showing your search queries in the search box. So, you can now be tension free.

You should also know that Instagram will restart its history process. If you search for an account again, it will again keep it in the history.

Final Words

Now you know how to clear your Instagram search history. After deleting it, your previously searched accounts of hashtags will not be there in search suggestions. So, it is a good idea to keep a regular clean-up of your history. If you need more Instagram tips, search it on this blog. We have lots of Instagram tips and tricks to save time and improve productivity.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Nerdy Guides. He is a tech blogger, software developer, and gadget freak. He also runs TheWPGuides, and Techlomedia

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