Can People See What You Search On Instagram?


The simple answer is NO. People won’t know if you look at their Instagram photos, but this doesn’t mean the same for stories or videos. When you view people’s stories, they can tell because the platform shows them whoever has seen their story.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you see other people’s search history on Instagram?

No. It is not possible for you to see your other people’s Instagram searches. It is not part of Instagram’s algorithm to show you other people’s searches on the platform.

Can your followers see what you look at on Instagram?

The truth is that you cannot directly hide Instagram activity or posts on Instagram. Whatever you do, your shares, likes, and comments will be visible to your followers. You have the option of deleting them or changing your profile settings to reduce your online visibility.

Is Instagram search history private?

Yes, Instagram search history is private. However, if you share a photo or video on Instagram that’s been searched for before, the app will show you a “Recent Searches” bar at the top of the post.

How do I hide who I searched on Instagram?

Tap the search bar at the top. Once there, choose from the following categories: Top, People, Tags, and Places. Choose the person or item you want to hide and give it a long tap. You should be able to hide it or cancel it.

Can you hide from being searched on Instagram?

Tap your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile. Tap in the top right, then tap Settings. Tap Privacy. Tap next to Private Account to make your account private.

Can you see someone’s Instagram likes?

When you like a photo, it is visible to everyone who can see the post. Your followers may also see your username below a photo you’ve liked, regardless of how many likes it has (example: [your username] and 12 others).

Can they see if I watched their Instagram story?

Unlike a video posted to your Feed or to Reels, which will show you a total view count, but not the names of the individuals who have viewed each one, Instagram stories lets you see exactly who has taken a look.

Can someone tell if you look at their Instagram highlights?

No, you can’t see how many times someone sees your Instagram Highlights. Instagram only displays view counts and who saw them, not how many times they looked at it. The person who looks at your story could see it a million times, and you’d never know.

How can I hide what I like on Instagram?

1. Go to your profile and hit the hamburger-style icon in the upper right corner of your screen.
2. From there, hit Settings at the top of the menu.
3. From the Settings menu, hit Privacy. Then, hit Posts.
4. At the top of the Posts menu, you’ll see a toggle labeled Hide Like and View Counts.

How can you see someone’s recent followers?

Visit someone’s profile and tap on the Followers list from your mobile. There you will see their followers displayed in chronological order. This means the recent followers will be displayed at the very top.

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