3 Simplest Ways on How to Clear Search History on Instagram (2021)

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Everyone knows that Instagram has search history feature. It works by remembering all Instagram accounts & hashtags you search so you can repeatedly visit those accounts/hashtags quickly. However, you might be afraid someone else might see them. Here’s how to clear search history on Instagram.

Search history feature is a popular feature among other services, like Amazon. You can delete Amazon order history and browsing history easily. All those platform offers its own method to delete them.

Instagram has simple methods to view and clear search history. Even though it is so simple, some Instagram users who are still new don’t know how. You might be confused searching for a way to clear your search history.

This method can be done in Instagram mobile app on Android and iPhone, mobile browser, and PC/Mac browser.

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How to Clear Search History on Instagram in Android & iPhone

Instagram has official app on Android and iPhone. It has easy method to clear search history on it. You can clear in two different ways:

  • clear all search history
  • clear search history individually

You can either clear all of them, or you can clear on specific account or hashtag from search history. Both can be done in Instagram app on Android and iPhone.

Download Instagram for Android

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Open your Instagram app. Login to your account. Go to your profile. Then tap that hamburger button at the top. Tap Settings to go to Instagram settings, including to see your search history.

how to clear search history on instagram

Now, tap Security and then tap Search history. That’s where all your Instagram search history is.

how to delete search history instagram

Here, you can see all of Instagram accounts and hashtags you’ve searched in Instagram. You can clear search history individually by tapping the X button at the right side of the account or hashtag you wish to remove.

You will see that the account or hashtag has gone.

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If you want to clear all Instagram search history, you can do that by tapping Clear All. Then tap Clear All again to confirm. Remember that you can’t undo the removal of search history. It will be permanently deleted.

instagram asking for confirmation whether you want to clear search history or not

You’ve cleared Instagram search history in Android and iPhone.

How about Instagram on mobile browser?

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How to Delete Search History (Instagram Mobile Browser)

Some people don’t want to use Instagram app. They use Instagram website in their mobile browser, like Google Chrome.

By the way, you can change Google Chrome to dark mode on Android. It is very easy to do.

Alright. Let’s get back to the main topic. Now, visit Instagram website.

Login to your account. Go to the profile. Tap the gear button at the left, which will open settings of Instagram. Tap Privacy and Security.

instagram web on mobile

Tap View Account Data. You will see all data of your Instagram account. On “Search History”, tap View All.

instagram account data

Here’s the list of search history on Instagram mobile browser. You can copy all of these data or delete all of them. You can’t delete Instagram search history individually here.

To delete all of them, just tap Clear Search History. Tap Yes, I’m Sure.

instagram search history on mobile

That’s it. You’ve deleted your search history on Instagram mobile browser.

But, how about on Instagram PC?

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How to Remove Search History in Instagram PC

Instagram PC offers almost the same feature in Instagram app on Android and iPhone. For example, you can send DM in Instagram PC very easily now.

Search history on Instagram PC can be seen the same way you access it on mobile browser. Visit Instagram website and login to your account.

Now, click the gear icon which is located in your profile page.

instagram on pc

Now, click Privacy and Security in the menu.

instagram pc menu

Scroll a little bit, then click View Account Data.

instagram view account data menu

On “Search History”, click View All.

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Click Clear Search History to remove all of those search history you want to hide.

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Click Yes, I’m Sure to confirm.

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Instagram provide a very easy method to clear search history which you can do on Android & iPhone app, mobile browser, and PC browser. You can clear search history individually, or you can clear all of them quickly. If you want more Instagram tutorials, you can check the homepage of this blog.

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