How to Clear Instagram Search History (Updated – 2020)

How to Clear Instagram Search History (Updated – 2020)

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Sometimes it may be essential to clear search history on Instagram as there might be some people that you don’t want to see again such as your ex or someone you argued.

It is bothering to see their faces as you remember them. Therefore, it may be the best idea to cut them off from your life completely and focus your already limited attention on somewhere which will appreciate your value.

How to Clear Search History on Instagram?

So, if you made up your mind and want to clear your search history, you can do it with a few easy steps so that your recent terms never appear in search again. Let’s begin to make a clean.

Clearing Search History

  1. First, you need to go to options on your profile.
  2. There you will see a button written “Clear Search History”. Tap on it.
  3. You can confirm the message asking that if you are sure.
  4. So, it is done.

If you want to control if it is cleared, go to search.

  • When you tap on “tags,” “places” and “people” you will see everything has gone including recent hashtags, locations, and accounts.

Although you cleared your history, unwanted people will still be listed under “Suggested” users that you have interacted most. If you want to clear totally, you also need to hide suggested users from search.

How to Hide Suggested Users from Search?

As you will still find your ex or other friends under the “Suggested” list, it means they aren’t gone yet. It is a good idea to clear them from there as well.

  1. Press long on the user and the “Hide” option will appear.
  2. When you tap “Hide” that user will be hidden.
  3. You need to do it for everyone that you don’t want to see.
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By the way, you don’t need to unfollow a user that you hide. But of course, it is a good way to unfollow him or her if you never want to see him/her again.


As like this, it appears evident that you can clear your search history, even the people Instagram may suggest. When you have the chance, save yourself from this headache.

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I, Doğukan Batuhan Kurtçu was born in 1997 at a metropolis of Turkey named Izmir. Computer literacy and social media networks were always attracting me. When I first got introduced to Facebook, I knew it was game-changing. Not just for me but it was game-changing for human communication and soci...


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