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Instagram makes it easier for you to access related searches by saving your search history when you use its Explore function. Clearing the search history though refreshes your searches, allowing you to discover other people, hashtags, or topics, that you might be interested in. In this article, we’ll show you a few things about how to delete your search history on Instagram.
Instagram allows you to individually remove any of the items or hashtags that you search for from your search history. This is useful if you want to keep the rest of your searches intact as it does make it easier to look for related items on its suggested searches. To do this, you should follow these steps:
If you want to remove the entire search history so that your related searches will be wiped clean, you can access the option back on the Security tab. You can’t access the settings using the search bar shortcut so you’ll have to open the settings tab. This is done by:
Do note that some of your old searches may still appear on the recent search page. This happens if you search for the item frequently. You can remove these searches individually by following the steps listed on how to delete individual searches.
Instagram has disclosed that deleting Search History cannot be undone and that it will be cleared from your device. This is not necessarily true though, and if you want to review your old searches, there may still be a way to recover them.
This isn’t guaranteed, as some of your searches may have been deleted before Instagram was able to back up the related data. But if you have older searches, going to the Access Data menu may allow you to view them:
Although extremely useful for going back to old topics that you frequent, your old search history data can limit your new searches. If you want to discover new things, deleting your search history is a great way to ensure that you get results that are new and fresh.
Do you know of any other ways to delete your search history on Instagram? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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