How to delete Instagram search history

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



How to delete Instagram history

Sometimes we search for people, hashtags and countless topics and all this is recorded in Instagram search history, sometimes it is annoying to check a letter, because doing so brings up all the past search options, or we want to delete Instagram search history because maybe we are no longer interested in having it.



Instagram is nowadays an interesting tool to stay in touch with our loved ones and many use it to meet people or learn more about the life of their idols.

Delete Instagram history from your phone?

  1. First we must access the Instagram application from our mobile device.
  2. Turn on "Profile" and then the option that appears in the lower right corner of the screen as 3 horizontal lines indicating that we are in the main menu.
  3. Clicking on it opens a menu towards the center of the screen where we find the options, select the "Settings" option.
  4. Inside this new configuration window, we have to select the "Security" option which will take us to the final option of "Clear search history".
  5. It will ask us if we want to delete everything, we click and our history will be part of the past.

This is the option we have at our disposal to be able to delete Instagram history, which is effective on mobile devices, tablets.




When we have to do it on Instagram but on the computer, the steps are different because it has a different format in which we do not find the same buttons in the same places, below we explain how to do it on the computer.

How to remove Instagram searches from the computer?

  1. We enter our computer, then the browser of preference within our main screen.
  2. When we access the Instagram page in our browser we look for the option "Profile" which will appear with the image of a doll.
  3. Then inside the profile we will look for the "Settings" option which is located in the lower left corner of the page.
  4. Then we go to "Privacy and security", there we select the option "View account details" and click on it.
  5. On the next page you have options, you will look for "Search History" and click on "View all".
  6. It will show us the option "Clear search history", click and ask for confirmation, click OK and you're done.

How to clear your Instagram search history

The timeline that we just had deleted on instagram can be displayed when we perform a similar search, that is to say it is deleted temporarily and not permanently, this is a provision of the same company towards the history of its users.

The history will be deleted completely. It is not possible to delete only a part of its content or specific searches. When we delete the history, we will do it in its entirety, it is not possible to do it partially or to select only one or two options in the search history.



It will not only remove recently visited profiles, but also the locations and hashtags you have recently visited from your profile. We should note that both the computer and the mobile device should perform this action, as they can be deleted from the computer but not from the mobile device and special care should be taken.


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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 bottom right corner, you will enter your profile page from which you will have access to your settings.
  3. Tap the settings icon in the top right corner, this will open the options menu.
  4. On Android, you must select the three vertical dots button in the top right corner.
  5. Select the Clear search history option, this option is located at the bottom of the menu. This will display a confirmation window.
  6. Tap Yes, I confirm the operation to delete Instagram search history.
  7. Tap the magnifying glass icon and then on the search bar to see if the history was deleted. If nothing appears in the Top/Recent tab, your search history has been cleared.
  8. While some search results are always displayed, press the Delete option in the upper right corner of the search history.



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 on the search bar, the search bar is located at the top of the screen.
  • Tap the Top tab (Recent on Android) below the search bar, the Top / Latest tab keeps all users, hashtags and most recently searched places. Here are other categories of searches that may appear: people that match the people searches you performed, hashtags that match the hashtags you searched for, locations that match the places you searched for
  • Touch and hold on a specific search result, it can be a search for a person, a hashtag or a place, etc.
  • Tap on Hide, a menu with the Hide option will appear after holding the result for a few seconds.
  • Repeat this process for the results you want to hide, the hidden search results will no longer be displayed in your search history.

Deleting your Instagram search history can improve the performance of the app. Once your search history is deleted, it cannot be recovered.


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