Instagram can be a lot of fun, especially when you’re snooping on your exes, your exes’ new partner, and that random kid in elementary school you forgot about until right now. Of course, you can also find yourself in a bit of trouble if you’re not careful. So if you’re going to do some Instagram snooping, be sure to do it wisely and responsibly!
Unfortunately, Instagram saves your search history, so if someone asks to borrow your phone to look up a profile, they’re going to see who you’ve been stalking. Fortunately, you can clear your search history.
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It’s easy to clear your Instagram search history. Check out the steps for both the app and desktop below.
- Open Instagram and go to your profile by tapping your profile icon.
- Then Tap the three dashes in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
- From the pop-up menu, tap on Settings.
- Tap Security.
- Tap Clear Search History.
- Tap Clear All, then tap Clear All to confirm.
If you’re looking to keep your search history on the down low, then you should know that clearing your search history is only a temporary solution. How to Clear Your Search History on Instagram The next time you search for a profile, it’ll appear in your history once again. If you want to keep your private searches truly private, then your best bet is to use an incognito or private browsing window.