How to delete Instagram search history

How to delete Instagram search history
How to delete Instagram search history
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When using Instagram, you can search by trending and subject, however, these searches are stored in memory by the service. If you don't want Instagram to keep or display your latest searches, you can clear your history. The handling is the same on phones, tablets and computers.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Clear history on a phone

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Step 1. Open Instagram

The app icon is an orange, pink, and purple multi-colored camera. You will find it on your home screen or in the applications directory.

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Step 2. Tap your profile picture

This is located in the lower right corner of the screen. This will open your profile page, from which you can access the settings.

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Step 3. Press ☰

These are the three horizontal lines at the top right of your screen.

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Step 4. Click Settings

The gear icon is usually located near the bottom of the menu.

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Step 5. Select Security

You'll find the option at the top of the menu next to the crest icon.

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Step 6. Clear the history

Tap Clear Search History (on iOS) or Search History. This button is near the bottom of the menu next to the magnifying glass icon.

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Step 7. Select Erase All

The option is at the top right of the screen, above the list of your searches.

  • Confirm the deletion. Press on Erase everything to confirm your choice. Your history will then be completely erased.

Method 2 of 2: Clear history using a browser

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Step 1. Open

The process is the same as on a phone or tablet.

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Step 2. Click on your profile picture

It is located at the top right of your screen.

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Step 3. Click Settings

The button is next to the gear icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

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Step 4. Select Privacy & Security

You will find this button in the menu on the left of the page.

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Step 5. Select View Account Information

Scroll down the page until you reach the header Account Info and you will then see this option.

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Step 6. Click Show All

The button is located under Search history, which is itself in the right column under the heading Account activities.

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Step 7. Click Clear Search History

It's a button with blue text. After clicking on it, a popup window will appear.

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Step 8. Select Erase All

You may see Yes, erase everything, you will need to click on it to continue. After clicking on Erase everything Where Yes, erase everything, the page will refresh and the search history will be gone.

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