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How To Clear Activity on Instagram

How To Clear Activity On Instagram

Do you have a jammed activity log on Instagram? Instagram keeps a record of everything you do on the platform. It keeps track of the average time on Instagram accounts, how you use the search button, and every single click you initiate while on Instagram. Therefore, Instagram can easily predict your moves. To avoid this, consider clearing your footprint on Instagram. So, how is it done?

Quick Answer

Generally, Instagram collects more than 20 types of information about you each time you’re online. However, forming a habit of cleaning your activity log may minimize tracking. Therefore, clear the search history and search suggestions to reduce the information Instagram gets from your account. Alternatively, you can remove all the data on your Instagram account.

I’ll cover some of the ways to clear your activity in a precise and straightforward manner.

How To Clear Your Activity

You cannot prevent Instagram from tracking and keeping a log of how you spend time online. But you can reduce the information Instagram collects from you by keeping a clean activity log. Clear your search history, suggestions, or Instagram data regularly. Let’s discuss them individually. 

Clear Instagram’s Search History

Although other users cannot view your search history, Instagram stores and uses the information as you perform your searches.

Fortunately, you can prevent Instagram from continually collecting search information by clearing your search history. Search history also helps eliminate some information on your activity log. Here is how to delete the search history on Instagram. 

You can use the same process on Android or iOS devices.

  1. Open the Instagram app. Instagram App Mobile
  2. Tap the profile icon (your profile picture). Instagram Profile Icon
  3. Click the profile menu (three horizontal lines) at the top-right section of the profile page. Profile Menu Instagram Three Line
  4. Select “Your activity” from the options present on the Menu. Tap On Your Activity
  5. Scroll to and tap “Recent searches”. Tap On Recent Searches
  6. Click the “Clear All tab”Click On The Blue-Coloured 'Clear All' Option
  7. On the confirmation window, press “Clear All”. Tap On The Clear All Option

All the searches will disappear. Now let’s see how to do it on the browser.

  1. Go to Instagram and log in. Instagram Pc Login
  2. Tap the search bar. Tap The Search Bar Instagram
  3. Click the “X” button beside each search. Click The X Button Beside Each Search.
  4. You can also tap “Clear All” to mass delete the searches. Tap Clear All To Mass Delete The Searches.

Clean Instagram Search Suggestions 

Always clear your search suggestions. Here is how to do it on the app.

  1. Open the Instagram app. Instagram App Mobile
  2. Tap the search bar. Tap The Search Bar.
  3. Clear any recent search. You can clear one search suggestion at a time by tapping the “X” button beside the item. Clear Each Search Suggestion By Tapping The X Button
  4. Tap the “Clear All” button to mass-delete the search suggestions. Tap The Clear All Button

Here is how to do it on the browser.

  1. Go to Instagram and log in with your credentials.Instagram Pc Login
  2. Navigate to the search section. Tap The Search Bar Instagram
  3. Clear any item that appears on recent searches with the “X” symbol beside each item. Click The X Button Beside Each Search.
  4. You can mass-delete the recent searches by tapping the “Clear All” button. Tap Clear All To Mass Delete The Searches.

Delete Instagram Data From Your Activity Section

You can also clear your activity by clearing every deletable item in your activity section. Doing this will remove all the data you left behind as you browse on Instagram. Here is how to delete Instagram data. 

  1. Open your Instagram. Instagram App Mobile
  2. Tap the profile icon. Instagram Profile Icon On Bottom
  3. Tap the three-line menu on your profile. Burger Menu Icon Instagram Top Right
  4. Select “Your activity” from the listed options. Tap On Your Activity
  5. Tap the “Photos and Videos” tab. Tap The Photos And Videos Tab.
  6. Choose a category, select all, and press the “Delete” button to delete all the items on the Photo and Videos page. Select And Hit Delete Button To Delete All Items
  7. A confirmation window will pop up on the screen. Tap “Delete”. Tap Delete For Confirmation
  8. Once done, go back and select the “Interactions” tab and delete each category. Select The Interactions Tab
  9. Follow the same process to clear (“Recent searches”, “Links you’ve visited”, and “Archived tabs”). Recent Searches, Links You've Visited, And Archived Tabs
  10.  All the data will disappear from your account.

You can only delete the data from the “Your Activity” section using the Instagram app. You cannot view your activity using the browser.

Wipe Off All the Data on Instagram

You can also clear your activity by resetting your Instagram account. You’ll have to delete every piece of information on your account. You’ll delete your posts, reels, highlights, videos, searches, and conversations.

If you search the App or Play Store, you’ll notice that you cannot find a reliable Instagram bulk-deleting tool. Sadly, there is no button to mass-delete your posts and conversations. You’ll have to do it manually. To delete your chats:

  1. Open the Instagram app. Instagram App Mobile
  2. Open Direct Messages. Message&Nbsp;Icon Instagram
  3. Long-press each conversation and tap the “Delete” button. Long-Press On Each Conversation And Tap The Delete
  4. On the confirmation window, tap “Delete”. Tap Delete To Confirm

When using an iPhone, head to your conversation and swipe as you delete each conversation.

Use “Your activity” to delete all your posts, comments, likes, reels, etc.


Instagram saves your searches to give you a personalized experience on the platform. Unfortunately, it collects information about you and uses it to direct ads to you as you maneuver the platform. Therefore, regularly clean your activity on Instagram. Start by clearing the search history and suggested a search history. If you further want to clean your activity log, delete all the posts, DMs, and videos on your Instagram.


Can someone else see my activity log on Instagram?

Instagram will not show your activity log publicly. You are the only one who can view your activity log. But tech-savvy users can bypass the Instagram restrictions and use third-party tools such as SnoopReport to view other users’ activity on Instagram.

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