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Want to stop Instagram from suggesting users, hashtags, and locations you've searched for in the past? Instagram automatically displays your search history each time you open the search tool, but you can delete the items you don't want to see. This wikiHow article will give you easy ways to clear your Instagram search history.

Method 1
Method 1 of 3:
Deleting Searches from the Search Page

  1. 1
    Open Instagram. This app has a multi-colored background with a white camera icon.
  2. 2
    Tap on the magnifying glass icon. This is the second button to the left on the bottom menu.
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  3. 3
    Tap on the top search bar. This is located at the very top of your screen.
  4. 4
    Delete any recent search suggestions. Now scroll through and tap on the X icon next to any search suggestions you want to delete.
  5. 5
    Tap on See All. This is located in the top right corner. Tap on it if you want to see your entire search history. Now you can scroll through and delete any search suggestions.
  6. 6
    Tap on Clear All (optional). If you want to delete your entire search history, tap on this button in the top right corner. Your search suggestions are now cleared.
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Method 2
Method 2 of 3:
Deleting Searches from Settings

  1. 1
    Open Instagram. This app has a multi-colored background with a white camera icon.
  2. 2
    Tap on your profile picture. This is located in the bottom right corner.
  3. 3
    Tap on the three lines icon. This is located in the top right corner.[1].
  4. 4
    Tap on Settings. This is the top option with a gear icon.
  5. 5
    Tap on Security. There is a check mark icon next to this button.
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    Tap on Clear Search History. This is the bottom option, and there is a magnifying glass icon next to it.
  7. 7
    Delete any recent search suggestions. Now scroll through and tap on the X icon next to any search suggestions you want to delete.
  8. 8
    Tap on Clear All (optional). If you want to delete your entire search history, tap on this button in the top right corner. Your search suggestions are now cleared.
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Method 3
Method 3 of 3:
Deleting Searches on a Computer

  1. 1
    Go to https://www.instagram.com in a web browser. If you're not already signed in, enter your login details to do so now.
  2. 2
    Click on the search bar. This is located at the top of the page, and it is a rectangular icon with "Search" inside.
  3. 3
    Delete any search suggestions. Now scroll through the dropdown menu and click on the X icon next to any search suggestions you want to delete.
  4. 4
    Click on Clear All (optional). If you want to delete your entire search history, click on this button in the top right corner. Your search suggestions are now cleared.
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      This article was co-authored by wikiHow staff writer, Ellie Salyers. Ellie Salyers is a Technology Writer for wikiHow. Ellie has experience working for a data science startup, as well as writing analytically and creatively for college courses. She has written a number of how-to articles in the technology and social media spaces. She is currently earning her Bachelor's Degree from NYU in Social & Cultural Analysis alongside a double minor in Creative Writing and Studio Art. This article has been viewed 42,190 times.
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      Updated: February 8, 2022
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      Categories: Instagram
      Article SummaryX

      1. Open Instagram.
      2. Tap the magnifying glass icon.
      3. Tap the search bar.
      4. Delete search suggestions.
      5. Tap on See All > Clear All.

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