How to Clear Search History on Instagram

By nawa | Updated On November 26, 2021 

Whenever you make a search on Instagram, the app looks for the suggestion that you might be looking for based on the account you follow and your recent searches. However, if you don’t want your Instagram search history to exists, you can clear it with ease, here’s how. 

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How to delete search history on Instagram

  1. Launch the Instagram app.
    Open Instagram
  2. Tap on your profile picture at the bottom right corner of your screen.
    Open your profile
  3. Tap on the ≡ icon at the top right corner.
    Tap on the menu
  4. Tap on Settings at the bottom.
    Tap on Settings
  5. On the settings page, select Security.
    Select Security
  6. Tap on the ( X ) icon on the right of the search you want to delete.
    Delete search history
  7. If you want to clear all your search history, tap on Clear All.
    Tap on Clear All
  8. A confirmation popup will appear, select Clear All to finish.
    Confirm Clear All

How to clear your Instagram search history using a computer

  1. Go to and sign in to your account.
    Log in to Instagram
  2. Click on your profile at the uppermost right corner.
    Click on your profile
  3. Click on the ⚙️ icon next to your username.
    Click on Settings
  4. A popup menu appears, select Privacy and Security.
    Select Privacy and Security
  5. Scroll down to Account Data and click on View Account Data.
    Click View Account Data
  6. Under the Account Activity, click on the View All option below Search history.
    Select View All Search history
  7. Now, click on Clear Search History.
    Click on Clear Search History
  8. Confirm by selecting, Yes, I’m sure.
    Choose Yes, I'm sure


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