Can People See What You Search On Instagram?

A new day brings a fresh question: “Can people see what you search on Instagram?”

Since Instagram is a social media platform that is constantly updating its features, it’s only natural for users to wonder if there is a risk that their search history could be exposed in any of the recent updates!

I will be exploring this issue in more detail and unravel the mystery surrounding “Instagram search history” as a whole.

Can People See What You Search On Instagram?

In case you’re worried about anyone on the platform finding out what you have been looking at on the platform, the videos you have been watching, or the profiles you have been stalking (*wink* *wink*), then you can put your worries away because this simply isn’t possible!

There is no such built-in feature, and neither are there any third-party tools that can help anyone in becoming aware of this information.

Even the mere possibility of such a feature being implemented by Instagram would be disastrous for the platform’s growth, as users would naturally become more wary and reluctant to engage with Instagram.

So relax; Instagram has no plans to add this functionality in the foreseeable future, so there’s no need to get worked up about it.

How Do You Hide Your Search History On Instagram?

Actually, no one can see what you’ve searched for on Instagram unless they have access to your phone because Instagram tends to make this info private by default.

If you want to err on the side of caution and delete your entire Instagram search history, you can do so quickly by following the steps provided below.

Step #1 — Tap on the “Search Icon” at the bottom of your screen to open the search bar

Step #2 — Now tap on “See All” on the top right of your screen

Step #3 — Next, tap on “Clear All” on the top right of your screen

Step #4 — Lastly, tap “Clear All” once again and all your search feature data will be cleared!

You can even choose to clear just some of the recent searches you have done, by clicking on the “x” mark beside the names!

Can Your Followers See What You Look At On Instagram

What you’ve been up to on the platform is hidden from both your Instagram followers and the rest of the user base. So don’t fret over it, okay?

There is no other way for someone to track your account activity on the platform besides in the instances where you have taken some sort of action there, such as liking someone’s pictures, commenting, adding a story, viewing someone else’s Instagram story, or doing something similar.

If someone were to get their hands on your phone and log into your Instagram handle, they might be able to see your Instagram search history and all of the profiles you’ve visited or the videos you’ve liked and saved, but other than that, there is no way for anyone else to access this information.

So the best thing is to keep all your records clear and your Instagram search history under check and hit that “clear history” button pretty often!

When You Search Someone On Instagram Will They Know

In any case, it would be impossible for an Instagram user to tell if you had just visited their profile.

If you view someone’s Instagram profile but don’t interact with any of their posts or content in any way, they won’t be aware that you were ever there.

Even though there are tons of apps claiming to reveal this data, known as Instagram stalker apps, in my experience, none have been proven to be effective.

However, there are a few slips that you could do that would make it clear that you have checked out their profile.

  1. Tapping and viewing their story
  2. Double tapping on some of their past posts or Instagram content
  3. Viewing the Instagram highlight that’s been up for less than 24 hour

Quick Note: Instagram users have long speculated that the Instagram algorithm will promote their profiles in the search results of people they have previously stalked on the platform, but this has never been clearly proved.

The list of suggested accounts is determined by a number of factors, including the Instagram hashtags you both follow and the branded hashtags you both use, as well as relevant keywords that match both profiles.

Can You See Someone’s Instagram Likes?

This is a fairly new feature to the site, and it gives users the option to tell people about how many likes their posts and videos have received from other users.

If a user has disabled the likes counter on their Instagram account, only the names of the individuals who have liked their Instagram posts will be visible.

However, if the user or any Influencer chooses to keep the likes count enabled, you will be able to view both the total number of likes and the individual user names of those who have liked the user’s posts.

How Can You Protect Your Privacy On Instagram?

Now more than ever, I’d say it’s crucial to take steps to protect your personal information while using the internet and, in particular, on social media platforms like Instagram.

The plethora of apps, tools, and other forms of digital technology has raised the question, “Are we really safe on the platform?” ” To what extent is our information kept secure?”

If any of the above concerns have crossed your mind, you can rest assured that we have the most powerful methods available to keep your information secure on the platform.

#1 — Have a private Instagram account

Making your Instagram account private offers a multitude of benefits.

It gives you control over who sees your posts and personal information and also enhances your online security.

You no longer have to worry about unwanted attention or harassment, as you have the power to approve or deny follow requests from anyone who wants to view your content.

#2 — Enable two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication on Instagram is like having a personal bodyguard for your account that helps you keep your account safe from anyone who might be trying to hack into your account.

Think of it this way — just like a bouncer at a nightclub checking your ID and searching your bag, 2FA checks that it’s really you trying to log in to your account.

To enable the 2-factor authentication, follow these quick steps:

Step #1 — Login to your Instagram app and tap on the “Profile icon” (having your profile picture)

Step #2 — Now, head on to “Settings”

Step #3 — Next, go to “Privacy and Security”

Step #4 — Now, tap on “Two-Factor Authentication” and tap on “Get Started”

Step #5 — Lastly, enable the “Text Message” toggle!

Source: Instagram

#3 — Avoid using third-party apps

I’ve seen that there are numerous tools in the Play Store and App Store that promise to boost your social media account’s popularity by revealing confidential info, gaining more followers, and getting more like, but using them can have serious consequences for your account’s security.

But in my opinion,it’s best to avoid using any third-party tools, as they require a large number of permissions and it’s unclear how they’ll use the data in the future.

Shaurya Jain
Shaurya Jain

Shaurya jain is a blogger at Attention always. He is an expert in social media marketing & PR. He keeps experimenting with Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube and other social media platforms to stay up to date. When he is not writing, you can find watching reruns of Brooklyn 99.

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