Are you an active user on Instagram and for some personal reason you want to get rid of your Instagram search history? Follow these steps to remove your search history on Instagram.
If you need more privacy on social media, then make sure you’ve removed your browsing history first. Check the individual browsing apps you’ve used like chrome or firefox, and wipe the history. But if you want to make it harder for people to retrace your steps, you should apply the same method to some of the social media platforms you use more frequently like Instagram.
Fortunately, it’s very simple to delete your Instagram search history, so next time you search for something you won’t be reminded that last month you had an unhealthy obsession with images of vivid cupcakes.
To go about erasing your search history on Instagram, you should follow these steps:
1- Open your Instagram app and go to your profile.
2- Tap on the three dots icon and go to settings
3- Scroll down to find the “clear search history” option at the bottom, which is written in blue.
4- Tap it and then confirm your action by tapping on “Yes, I’m sure” button.
However, you should understand that even as you’ve removed your search history, Instagram will continue to show Suggested users to you which are basically the people who you’ve interacted the most, but the profiles which regularly show up under Recent won’t be apparent anymore. So you won’t be 100% completely in the clear, though at least your search history will be gone.
Tagging people in your picture or video can be beneficial as it lets you inform other users about the people who are in it. Also, the tagged photos are added to the user’s Instagram profile.
If you don’t really
like the pictures you are tagged in you
can always un-tag or hide yourself and
remove them from Photos of You sector on your profile. But what if later you
change your mind and you want to get them back? Well, don’t worry, in this
article we have got you covered. Here’s how to unhide tagged photos on
Instagram from an Android or iOS device.
Unhide tag photos on Instagram
1- Open your Instagram and go to the person’s profile whose picture you hid earlier
2- Now, tap on the photo to open it.
3- Next, tap on the three dots at the top right of the photo and select “Post Options” or “Photo Options.”
4- After that, select “Show on My Profile” or “Show in My Profile” from the pop-up box.
5- Now tap Done to save the changes.
Doing this will unhide tagged picture on your profile. To
check it for yourself head over to your profile and tap on “Photos of
You” tab. The unhidden picture will
be there. Furthermore, you can unhide other tagged photos/videos.
The drawback is that you must remember the hidden posts to unhide them. Instagram doesn’t show the hidden tagged posts in a specific section, so you have to have a sharp memory to recollect the hidden pictures.
What do you think about the tagging feature? if you have any other questions, please ask us in the comments below.
Are you looking to track your Instagram followers? Do you want to find out who unfollowed you on Instagram? Well, if that’s the case then you will have to use this content and get to know who unfollowed you on Instagram. One of the best Social Media platforms, Instagram unfortunately doesn’t give you a notification when someone unfollow you. However, out of curiosity you want to know who unfollowed you and probably do the same to them. So, let’s proceed and learn about how to know who unfollowed you on Instagram.
Ever since Instagram stories was launched I am exploring and using it a lot, so in this article, I have mentioned a few tricks which will help you hide Instagram Story view from another user’s story.
It means that you can use the techniques discussed here to
view someone’s story and direct messages without notifying them on Instagram.
Besides, it’s possible to watch people’s stories without even following them,
but that’s only viable for public accounts.
In case you have already accidentally viewed someone’s DM or
story on Instagram and seeking to remove or undo your “seen” from their viewer’s list then also I’ve got you
covered. We’ll start with the same here.
Here are some quick links to jump to particular sections
in the article as wanted:
Remove or Undo Seen from Instagram Story or Direct Messages
or Undo Seen from Instagram Story or Direct Messages
At times, we might view stories by mistake, and at the same
time, we don’t want the user to find out. The good news is that you can hide
your view from their story viewers’ list. Whether the owner’s profile is
private or public the method to delete your seen remains the same. Here’s how.
The steps are the same and suitable for both iOS and Android
devices. So, let’s get on with it.
1- Open your Instagram app and go to the user’s profile.
2- Tap on the three dots icon at the top right and choose Block.
3- Confirm your decision by clicking on block.
That’s all you have to do. Basically,
blocking the owner of the Instagram story will delete your view from their story and also remove the DM chat with them.
However, there’s a catch. As soon as you unblock that specific user, your view will
appear again in their story viewers list. So, to counter this keep that user
blocked until their story expires. This
means you need to wait for 24 hours before unblocking them. In case you need to
unsee a DM then you will have to keep them blocked. As once you unblock them,
your conversation will be back and they’ll be able to see the “Seen” or the
To unblock a user, go to your profile and tap on the three lines menu icon at the top right and choose Settings.
Then, tap on Blocked user.
Now select the user. This will take you to their profile. Tap on the three dots icon at top right of their profile and select unblock.
After that story has expired, you’ll have to follow them
again. Also blocking someone will make them
unfollow you, So, you stand a risk of losing a follower in case they don’t follow you again
Now, let’s look at the different methods you can use to see
someone’s story anonymously.
Seen from Instagram Story
Did you ever want to watch Instagram stories anonymously? I tried out a few techniques and fortunately found a few that work. So let’s get the ball rolling.
Method 1: View Someone’s Instagram Story Without
Notifying Them On the Web
This method makes use of the Instagram website to view Instagram
stories without notifying the owner. To do this, you need to use the Chrome
browser. So, if you don’t have it yet, then this should be a good enough reason
to install it on your PC. Once done, follow the following steps.
Add Chrome Instagram Story extension to your browser from this link. This extension allows you to watch Instagram stories on your computer.
Log in to your Instagram account from the browser. If you had it already opened then reload the webpage.
Click on the Chrome Instagram Story icon at the top next to address bar.
The stories from the users you follow will appear in the window. Now, make sure the “eye icon” is slashed. It shows that anonymous viewing is enabled. You can do so by clicking on the eye icon.
5- Now, you can tap on the desired stories to watch them. Your view won’t be included as long as the hidden mode is activated.
For viewing stories on your smartphone without notifying,
use the following methods.
Method 2: Watch Instagram Stories Privately in Android
Instagram the following app on your android device.
Log in to your Instagram account using the app.
Now you can see the Instagram stories of all your followings. Tap on any story to view them. The app will hide your “seen” from their Instagram
Method 3: view Instagram stories anonymously on iOS
1- Install story reporter for Instagram app.
2- Type the username of the user whose story you like to see. The good thing about this app is that you don’t need to login to your Instagram account.
3- On the next part, you will see the username of that user. Tap on it.
4- It will show you all the stories the user has uploaded with their timestamps. Tap on the desired story.
Direct message seen
There is a simple trick you can use to hide Instagram read
receipt or message seen. There’s no
direct option or setting to hide Instagram messages read receipts, so you need
to follow these steps.
As you receive the direct message, you’ll get an Instagram push notification. Do not tap on it.
Open the Instagram app and tap on the Direct icon at the top right corner.
Instagram conversations will load. Do not open the conversation for which you want to hide the seen icon.
Turn Off cellular data or Wifi (disconnect from the Internet)
Now, pick and open the desired conversion to read the DMs and at the same time don’t want to inform the sender with Seen receipt. You’ll be able to view the DMs.
Now you have to log out of your Instagram account. Don’t turn On your internet yet. You should log out of your Instagram account without the internet connection.
Sender won’t get Seen notification even though you read the message. You can continue to use Instagram Direct with other users and still the user won’t get notified that you have viewed their messages. But do not open the conversation for which you wish to hide your “seen.” If you do that, then the sender of the messages will get the seen receipt. In case they send more messages then follow the same steps above to read their message without letting them know.
Earlier this month Instagram launched it’s new feature Stories. I did share a tutorial to create Instagram Stories. This article is a result of one of those queries which users asks us via our Contact form, Social Media or personal accounts of our Editors. There was a similar question a user requested me to answer on Quora about “How can I add Instagram stories from Gallery or Camera roll?” and hence I come up with a solution to add photos and videos in Instagram story from smartphone’s Gallery. you might wish to upload a photo from your iPhone Camera roll or Android Gallery because that was one of the best shots you took in the last 24 hours at least. Or you weren’t able to access Instagram when that moment was happening. Or you couldn’t find a good filter in Instagram stories default filters. For such situations, Instagram does allow you to post photos and videos from your smartphone’s gallery to your Stories. Here’s how.
Instagram Live was not used initially by many users because of it’s instant nature. But things have changed after an update which was rolled out a couple of months ago where Instagram made it possible to share the live video to stories. This made it possible for followers in different time zones to rewatch the live video at their own convenient time. If you have a lot of followers then you are bound to get a lot of viewers and hence comments on your video. But what if you don’t wish for a specific comment to go away from the screen when other comments are posted. In order to do that, you can pin a comment on Instagram live.
Instagram is adding some new features to its stories, including a new countdown sticker, and question stickers which can be used in live stream videos and to share song recommendations.
It is best described as “all of the current Instagram Story features remixed into each other,” which seems unavoidable given how many features there are now.
The question sticker becomes more useful today, as people can now respond to questions with music. Tapping on a viewer’s answer will play the song, and users can choose to reply with a message or share the song to their own story. Sharing a song opens up the phone camera for the person to take a photo or video as the song plays in the background, and there are also new picture effects that will respond to the background music.
Question stickers are also applying to live videos to organize Q&A interactions better. Before, the questions could get lost between the full chat stream, but now with the new update, questions chosen by the user will be shown on-screen, so all visitors and viewers can observe which questions are being answered. Questions can be asked in the live stories before or during the live video, and users can also share videos and photos from their camera roll to their live stream video.
Countdown stickers are interactive stickers in Stories which let people countdown to upcoming events that could be as big as New Year’s, or as little as the end of a workday. Creating a countdown sticker will keep it in your sticker platter to reuse until the countdown ends. Your followers can tap the countdown to follow or share it to their own stories, and it will notify them when the countdown ends.
Many iOS users have experienced ghost notifications problem on the Instagram application. The bug creates a false impression of pending notifications; but when people open the app, there is no notification. If you are facing a similar issue, here is how to remove Fake notifications.
Fake notifications on any social media platform annoy me. This dirty thing always keeps me thinking that some notifications are pending to see. Lately, I’ve seen many ghost notifications on my Instagram. I want to get rid of this false notifications issue. I have used a few methods to delete such notifications. Please note that the workarounds listed below may or may not work on your app. So, just give it a try!
to Remove False Notifications from Instagram on iPhone
In my case, the main suspect was IGTV. Instagram launched this vertical video app in 2018. When a user that you follow uploads a video on IGTV, you get a notification. Since the app is relatively new, many Instagram users don’t know about the notifications related to this app.
If you have the same issue:
1- click on IGTV icon on the top right corner of your iPhone screen.
2- Check the video shared by your following. After watching the video, check your Instagram on the home screen. The fake notification might have disappeared.
This method has actually worked on my iPhone, and I hope this works on your phone as well. If it doesn’t, go ahead.
Unlink Facebook Account
This sounds a little
crazy, but unlinking your Facebook account from Instagram can remove false
notifications. This is how:
Open your Instagram app and go to your profile by tapping on its icon on the bottom right corner.
Next, tap on the three horizontal lines icon from the top right corner
now you can see a screen pops out from the right corner. Tap on Settings.
4- Scroll down and click on Linked Accounts under the “Privacy and Security” section.
5- Tap on Facebook and unlink your account from Instagram.
6- A pop-up window appears requiring you to confirm your action. Tap on Yes, Unlink.
7- Your Facebook is now unlinked from Instagram. Now head back to Instagram’s Home page and check all your DMs and stories. Then, refresh the feed page, and that fake Instagram notification should be gone.
Update the Instagram
A pending update may induce this issue. A single solution is
to update your Instagram app.
Open App Store and tap on Updates from the bottom menu.
Find Instagram from the list of updates and tap on the Update
button next to it.
Uninstall the Instagram App
As a last option, you can remove the app from your iPhone
Tap and hold your Instagram app on the home screen, a delete
icon (x) shows up on the top left corner of the app.
Tap on Delete, and you will be required to confirm your action.
Tap on Delete again.
Instagram will be uninstalled from your phone. You can reinstall the app from the App Store.
That’s all guys!
False notifications are the most annoying thing that can happen to any Instagram user. It not only takes your attention every time you enter the home screen of your phone but also disappoints you since there is no notification at all.
Are you fed up with false Instagram notifications? What
did you do to remove those fake notifications? Share your feedback with us in
the comments below.
Unless you already have an Instagram boyfriend who is dedicated to capturing great pictures of you, you would hope that whichever stranger or friend you hand your phone to can take a nice shot.
To make sure they catch precisely
what you want, you can try using SOVS (‘Some One Very Special”), a funny Korean
photo app that helps you show people how you want your picture taken.
Who is an Instagram boyfriend?
Behind every girl’s perfect Instagram picture is an often unwilling photographer boyfriend.
Maybe you have one, perhaps you know one, or maybe you are one – Instagram Boyfriends are the neglected heroes who walk amongst us!
How does this app work?
The concept is very simple:
you can choose from a menu of white outlines drawing different poses, then hand
your phone to your photographer to superimpose the avatar over you. You can
pick between a 3:4 or square ratio shot, and you can also customize the size of
the outlines and move them around to your favor. The drafts can either appear
in the captured picture or just be used as a pattern or guide and disappear
when it has captured.
There are two available versions of this app, which are
unfortunately iOS-only for now:
SOVS is meant to be used
when you need a solo shot and costs 99 cents.
SOVS2 is free and comes
with some fabulous poses for group photos.
Of course, there are in-app purchases in case you like to use some of the premium packs.
It’s delightful to observe a photo app on the top apps
charts (it hit number one in Photo apps in Korea when it first launched last
year and is still going mighty) that’s not dedicated to over-filtering the
living daylights out of your face, but rather, offers a mere solution to a
Is it somewhat embarrassing? Sure! But will it get the job done? Apparently! So take that pride aside, go ahead and hand over your camera to a stranger, who may be like, “Wait, what’s this?” Still they’ll get the hang of it, and eventually, you will be the one with great pictures from your solo Europe trip, it will make your followers wonder, “Has she taken on a new lover who’s also a fabulous photographer?”
What do you think about this app?
Who is your Instagram boyfriend? Do you have one? Tell us more about it in the comments below.
Calling all “friends” fans on Instagram, (How YOU doing? LOL) Courteney Cox has the epic Monica Geller-relates profile picture on her Instagram profile. Could she BE more adorable?
After joining Instagram earlier this week, she had a pretty hard decision to make when it came to choosing one profile photo that represents her to the whole world, and she got it so right.
Instead of using a glam red carpet picture, Courteney chose a serious throwback picture of her as Monica (f.r.i.e.n.d.s) in her slightly larger days. Yep! Her profile picture is a Monica from season 6 Episode “The one that could have been.”
Courteney finally decided to join Instagram with a little help from Ellen DeGeneres after appearing on her show earlier this week. While there, Ellen helped her to take the first picture for her Instagram account by recreating the Central Perk set and even brought out Phoebe Buffay herself (Lisa Kudrow) for a great reunion.