Like every social media platform out there, Instagram too keeps a record of everything that you browse on the app or their IG site. From the stories you watch to the people you have searched up via the search tool, you and everyone with access to your profile can easily see your activity.
So, if you want to clear up your Instagram search history for good, whether because you don’t want your partner to find something you don’t want them to see or just to keep everything nice and clean, you’re in the right place.
How to Clear Your Instagram Search History
Deleting your Instagram search history is a very easy and straightforward process. If you’re only looking to delete your recent search history, you won’t have a hard time doing so. All you have to do is tap on the search bar, which should reveal your most recent searches.
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From there, you can simply tap on the “X” beside the term or person you searched for. Once you do that, it’s removed from your search history, and you’re good to go. However, if you want to do a deeper cleaning of your search history, there’s more to the process.
To do a deeper cleaning of your search history, you first have to go to your profile by tapping the icon on the bottom right of your screen when on the homepage. From there, you have to tap the three-lined icon on the top-right of your profile, known as the hamburger icon, and tap on “Settings.”
Then, you can go to the “Your Activity” tab, which opens up various settings and options. There, you want to click the “Recent Searches” tab. Once you open that up, you can find a delete search history button which you can tap to clear your entire search history.
If you use Instagram on your browser, whether on mobile or desktop, there is one extra step you need to take.
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Head over to your search history on the browser that you’ve been using to access Instagram, and clear all Instagram-related history. This will often include stories that you’ve watched, profiles that you’ve searched for and visited, and more.
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