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How to Clear Instagram Search History and Suggested Search

If you want to clear your Instagram's Search history in the Android app then all you have to do is go to the settings and hit Clear search history under the Search History settings. That way you will clear the history of all the searches that you made through your app. Removing it will certainly help you hide some embarrassing, unwanted or private searches.

Here are the steps to clear Instagram's recent search history in Android:
  • Go to your profile by tapping on your picture thumbnail in the bottom-right.
    Tap on Profile
  • Tap on Settings ⋮
    Tap on Settings
  • Scroll down and tap on Search History under Account heading.
    Tap on Search History
  • Press on Clear Search History
    Clear Search History
  • Confirm your action by hitting Yes, I'm sure
    Confirm Action

Clear Suggested Search

The thing is that it is not over with clearing just the search history. You also have to clear the suggested search option. These suggestions are the ones that the Instagram app things that you may like. It is based on your past searches and activity around the app. So, it might contain embarrassing things that you want to hide.

However, You can't clear all the search suggestions at one go (like how you cleared the search history). You will have to remove individual items from the suggestions. The way to do it is by long pressing a search suggestion and tapping on the hide option again and again. That'll do the trick.

Here are the steps to clear Instagram's suggested search:


  • Tap on the search icon 🔍 in the bottom
    Search Icon
  • Tap on the search bar
    Search Bar
  • Long press on a single profile under suggested
  • Confirm your action by pressing Hide

Hide Certain Account in Search Page

The same trick also applies to the main search page in Instagram. It is the page that you will get to once you press the search button. There you will find pictures listed with a few videos on the side. You might want a certain picture by a certain somebody to be removed from that page forever and never see any more of her posts.

For that, you will have to tap on the picture and let the full view open. Then tap on the options and hit the See Fewer Posts Like This option. That'll show you less of the same person and remove similar photos from your search page. So, in total, there are three tricks that we know of that will help you remove posts from a certain somebody.

Here are the steps to hide all posts by an account in the main search page:


  • Tap on the search icon 🔍
    Search Icon
  • Tap on the photo (or video) that you don't want to be there
  • Tap on Settings ⋮
    Settings Icon
  • Select the option See Fewer Posts Like This
    Tap on See Fewer Posts Like This