Social Media Instagram How to Clear Search History on Instagram Never see that face again by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on May 12, 2020 reviewed by Ryan Perian Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Ryan Perian is a certified IT specialist who holds numerous IT certifications and has 12+ years' experience working in the IT industry support and management positions. our review board Article reviewed on Apr 16, 2020 Ryan Perian The Ultimate Guide to Instagram The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Introduction Instagram Basics How to Use Instagram Instagram Tips for Beginners Check Messages on Instagram Add or Change an Instagram Background Search Instagram for Tags and Users Add Music to Instagram Video Use Instagram Video Chat Try Instagram Shopping Get Verified on Instagram Clear Search History on Instagram Posting on Instagram The Best Time to Post Save a Draft of a Post Repost an Instagram Story See Previously Liked Posts Post a GIF to Instagram Add Multiple Photos to Stories Save Instagram Videos How to Quickly Repost Photos Saving Photos Deleting Photos and Videos View Saved Posts With Instagram Collections Working With Followers Mute Someone on Instagram See Who Unfollowed You on Instagram Block Someone On Instagram Unblock Someone on Instagram See Who Viewed You Great Tools to Track Comments Remove Followers on Instagram Tips to Get a Shoutout on Instagram Attract More Instagram Followers Delete 'Suggestions for You' IG Tips & Tricks Instagram Tips and Tricks to Try Add Highlights on Instagram Learn About Instagram Direct Use Instagram's Close Friends Feature How to Delete or Deactivate Your Account Reactivate Your Account Reset Your Password Get Started With Location Tagging How to Repost Shoot Videos with Instagram Video Understanding IG Privacy & Security Hide Your Story on Instagram Does IG Send Screenshot Notifications? Make Your Instagram Account Private See Who Saved Your Instagram Posts Download Everything IG Knows About You Manage Multiple Instagram Accounts Hiding Photos Rather Than Deleting Them How to View Private Instagram Accounts What Is the Instagram Virus? Top Instagram Scams The Instagram Money Scam Engaging Users on Instagram Start an Instagram Live Video How to Sell on Instagram Use an Instagram Creator Account Make Money as an Instagram Influencer How to Get More Likes Things You Should Definitely Do Get on the Instagram Explore Page The Best Instagram Apps to Boost Engagement How to Make a Poll Instagram Extras: Captions & More Steal These: The Best Instagram Captions Discover the Best Instagram Filters Have Fun With Instagram Hashtags Use Emoji Hashtags on IG The Easy Way to Track IG Hashtags How to Use the IG Questions Sticker Using Instagram on Other Platforms Can You Get Instagram on Apple Watch? Use Instagram on a PC or Mac Get Instagram for iPad What is the Galaxy S10 Instagram Mode? View Instagram on the Web Online Connect Instagram to Facebook Tools for Posting From the Desktop Tweet Share Email Instagram keeps a record of your search history. This is a quick way to locate accounts or hashtags that you've looked for in the past. Past searches also influence which accounts Instagram suggests you follow. These instructions apply to the latest version of the Instagram app on Android and iOS as well as desktop and mobile browsers. How to Clear Instagram Search History in the App Lifewire / Emilie Dunphy Instagram search history can be deleted using the Instagram app and desktop and mobile browsers. Launch and log in to the Instagram app. Tap the profile icon, which is either a tiny version of your profile picture or an out line of head and shoulders if you don't have one. Tap the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines). Tap Settings > Security. Tap Clear Search History (iPhone) or Search History (Android). Tap Clear All. Tap Clear All again to confirm. Clear Instagram Search History in a Browser The process is the same whether you're using a desktop or mobile browser. Go to instagram.com on your computer or mobile browser. Click or tap the profile icon, then click or tap the settings gear. (Your profile icon will either be a tiny version of your profile image or an outline of head and shoulders if you don't have one.) Click the settings gear to the right of your username. Click Privacy and Security Scroll down and click View Account Data. Click View all below your search history. Click Clear Search History. Click Yes, I'm sure to confirm.