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).

Tap the burger menu.

In the hamburger menu, tap “Settings”.

To choose "Settings" from the menu.

On the “Settings” page that opens, tap on “Security”.

To select "Security" on the "Settings" page.

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.”

Faucet "Search history" on the "Security" page.

Instagram will open your search history page. To delete this history, then at the top of the page, tap “Clear All”.

Faucet "Erase everything" on the "Search history" page.

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.

Faucet "Erase everything" in the prompt.

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”.

To select "Settings" from the menu.

On the settings page, in the left sidebar, click “Privacy and security”.

To choose "Privacy and Security" from the left sidebar.

In the right pane, under “Account data”, click on “View account data”.

To select "View account data" on the right.

In the ‘Account Activity’ section, under ‘Search History’, click ‘Show All’.

Click on "See everything" under "Search history."

Your full search history will be presented. To clear this, at the top of the page, click “Clear search history”.

Click on "Clear history" at the top of the page.

A “Clear search history” prompt will open. Click “Clear All” to continue.

Click on "Erase everything" in the prompt.

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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