Instagram: Here’s How to Clear Your Search History

Follow our guide to clear your Instagram search history

As you search for things like hashtags and locations on Instagram, you may have noticed that the application keeps track of these searches in your search history. Did you know the app also allows you to quickly clear your search history? Our guide will show you how.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram app on iOS.

Step 1: Tap your profile picture in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

The profile picture setting is highlighted.

Step 2: Tap the gear icon.

The gear icon is highlighted.

Step 3: Scroll down, and then tap “Clear Search History.”

The "clear search history" setting is highlighted.

Step 4: Tap “Yes, I’m sure,” to confirm your choice and clear your search history. Note: This won’t stop future searches from appearing in your search history, but you can clear your search history again whenever you like.

The "Yes, I'm sure" setting is highlighted.