We’re not saying that you search for inappropriate stuff on Instagram or anything, but if for some reason you’d like to clear your search history in the photo sharing app, you can.
You can’t view your search history directly, but it does inform your new searches, making it “easier for you to find your favorite people and hashtags again quickly,” according to Instagram.
So, if you don’t want certain (ahem) searches to show up when you’re looking for new things, here’s how to clear your Instagram searches.
Launch Instagram on your iPhone, then tap on your profile picture in the lower right of your screen.
You’ll get to the Options page, which will let you find new friends to follow, edit your Account, and change your settings. Swipe all the way to the bottom section and you’ll find Clear Search History.
Tap that and you’ll get an “Are you sure?” dialog box. Tap Yes, I’m sure if you actually are, or hit Cancel if you want to keep your search history intact.
And that’s it — no longer will your new searches be informed by your questionable search habits from the past. You can move on, happy in the knowledge that your pervy past won’t haunt you…until you start searching for those things again.