How to Clear Instagram Search History
When you search for something on Instagram, the platform saves that search term in your account history. You can clear this search history whenever you want, and we’ll show you how.
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Clear Instagram Search History on Mobile
On your iPhone or Android phone, use the Instagram app to clear your search history.
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To get started, launch the Instagram app on your phone. In the bottom right corner of the app, tap your profile icon.
On the profile page, in the upper right corner, tap the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines).
In the hamburger menu, tap “Settings”.
On the “Settings” page that opens, tap on “Security”.
You are now on the “Security” page. If you are on an Android phone, tap on the “Search History” option. If you’re on an iPhone, tap “Clear Search History.”
Instagram will open your search history page. To delete this history, then at the top of the page, tap “Clear All”.
In the “Clear search history” prompt, tap “Clear all” again.
Warning: Make sure you really want to delete your search history because you can’t restore it once it’s deleted.
And that’s all. Your Instagram search history is now empty.
Clear Instagram Search History on Desktop
On a desktop computer like Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook, use the Instagram website to clear your search history.
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First, open a web browser on your computer and launch the Instagram site. On the site, log in to your account.
In the top right corner of Instagram, click your profile icon.
In the profile menu that opens, click “Settings”.
On the settings page, in the left sidebar, click “Privacy and security”.
In the right pane, under “Account data”, click on “View account data”.
In the ‘Account Activity’ section, under ‘Search History’, click ‘Show All’.
Your full search history will be presented. To clear this, at the top of the page, click “Clear search history”.
A “Clear search history” prompt will open. Click “Clear All” to continue.
And your Instagram search history is now completely erased. Good navigation !
If you wish, you can clear your Facebook search history in the same way.
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