How to Clear Search History on Instagram?

By Abinash | Updated On July 5, 2022 

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 exist, you can clear it with ease, here’s how. 

What happens when your clear your Instagram search history?

As soon as you remove your search history from Instagram, it will be permanently deleted and you’ll no longer see it. Remember that searches you clear may reappear in your history if you search for them again.

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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 in 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, and 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

Can I see deleted Instagram search history?

Yes, you can view your deleted Instagram search history by going through its settings and account activity. To see your deleted search history:

  1. Open your Instagram app and go to Settings.
  2. Tap on the Security option under Settings.
  3. Click on Access data under the Data and security option.
  4. Scroll down and find the Account Activity on the page.
  5. Now, you will see the option Search history and view all under Account activity.
  6. Click on the View all option, and you can see the history of recent as well as previous searches.

How to delete Instagram posts?

If you want to remove your Instagram photos and videos, follow the steps below. Also, you can archive your posts to hide them.

  1. Go to your Instagram account and tap on your profile icon at the bottom.
  2. Click on a three-horizontal line from the top-right side and tap on Your Activity.
  3. Tap on Photos and Videos and click on Posts or Videos.
  4. From the top-right side, tap on Select and choose the photos or videos you want to remove.
  5. Now, click on Delete and confirm your action by clicking Delete again.
Note: Remember that deleting multiple photos or videos you’ve posted at once is only available in the Instagram app for Android and iPhone.

Abinash writes mostly on tech content.

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