5 Easy Methods to Clear Your Instagram Search History

Are you tired of having a cluttered search history on your Instagram? Do you want to hide or clear your Instagram searches because you don't want others to see them? If so, you're in luck. There are several simple ways to clear and declutter your search history on Instagram. Say goodbye to embarrassing or unwanted search suggestions popping up when someone is watching over your shoulder.

1. Remove Specific Searches

We all have some embarrassing searches on Instagram that we might want to clear from our search history. Fortunately, you can easily remove specific searches. Here's how:

  1. Tap on the magnifying icon and then tap on the search bar at the top.

  2. Tap on the cross icon next to the specific search query that you want to remove.

2. Clear Complete Search History

Deleting individual search queries on Instagram can be inconvenient, especially when there are many to remove. Luckily, there is an easy and quick way to delete your entire search history in one go.

  1. Go to the Search tab (magnifying glass icon) and tap on the search bar as mentioned in the previous method. Then, tap on “See All.”

  2. A list of your recent searches will appear. Tap on the “Clear All” option available on the top right.

  3. Instagram will ask for confirmation to clear all the search history. Tap on “Clear All.”

3. Remove Search History From a Time Frame

Instagram provides the option to clear your search history within a specific time frame. This can be helpful when you only want to delete part of your history.

  1. Go to your profile and tap on the hamburger button (three horizontal lines).

  2. Now, tap on “Settings and Privacy” and select “Accounts Center.”

  3. In the Account settings section, jump to “Your information and permissions.”

  4. Tap on “Search history.”

  5. After this, tap the “Clear all searches” button at the bottom and select the timeframe from which you want to clear the history. Once you've selected the timeframe, tap on “Clear all searches.”

4. Remove Search History Using Browser

Instagram on web browsers has become more user-friendly. While working on your desktop, using Instagram on your browser can be more convenient than using the mobile app. Here's how to clear your search history in the browser:

  1. Open Instagram on your browser and click on “Search.”

  2. In the search section, click on “Clear all.”

  3. Instagram will ask for confirmation to clear all the search history. Click on “Clear All.”

5. Enable and Setup Auto Clear Search History

If you find it tedious to keep clearing your search history manually, Instagram has a hidden setting that automatically clears your search history without any intervention. Here's how to enable it:

  1. Go to your Profile, tap on the Hamburger Menu (three horizontal lines), and go to “Settings and privacy” > “Accounts Center,” as mentioned in the previous method.

  2. Tap on “Your information and permissions” and then on “Search history.”

  3. In the search history settings, tap on “Keep searches for.” By default, Instagram saves searches for 30 days. Select the timeframe after which you want the history to be automatically deleted.

  4. Instagram will ask for confirmation to enable auto-clearing of search history. Tap on “Confirm.”

And there you have it! Now you can manage your Instagram search history and keep it under control. No more worries about others stumbling upon your past searches. Enjoy a clean and clutter-free Instagram experience.