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    How to delete Instagram search history

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    On Instagram, you can search for people, news, and topics. However, the application keeps your search history. If you don't want searches saved, you can delete your Instagram search history. Keep in mind that you can't delete Instagram search history from a computer.

    Use the settings

    1. Tap the Instagram app to open it, look for the toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
    2. Select the profile button in the lower right corner, you will enter your profile page from which you will have access to your settings.
    3. Tap the gear icon in the top right corner, this will open the options menu.
    4. On Android, you need to select the three vertical dots button in the top right corner.
    5. Select the Clear Search History option, this option is at the bottom of the menu. This will show a confirmation window.
    6. Press Yes, I confirm the operation for delete your Instagram search history.
    7. Tap the magnifying glass icon and then on the search bar to see if the history has been deleted. If nothing appears in the Top / Recent tab, your search history has been cleared.
    8. While some search results are always showing, press the Delete option in the upper right corner of the search history.
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    Hide specific searches

    • Tap the Instagram app to open it, look for the toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
    • Select the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen to access the search bar.
    • Tap in the search bar the search bar is located at the top of the screen.
    • Tap the Top tab (Recent on Android) under the search bar, the Top / Latest tab keeps all users, hashtags and most places searched recently. Here are other categories of searches that may appear: people that match the searches of the people you made, hashtags that match the hashtags you searched for, locations that match the places you searched
    • Tap and hold a specific search result, it can be a search for a person, hashtag or place, etc.
    • Tap on Hide, a menu with the Hide option will appear after keeping the result for a few seconds.
    • Repeat this process for the results you want to hide, the hidden search results will no longer show in your search history.

    Delete your Instagram search history it can improve application performance. Once your search history is deleted, it cannot be recovered.

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