How to Delete Instagram First Letter Search Suggestions When Typing

It is no secret that different social media platforms specialize in different spheres, which is why a bunch of them are popular amongst most users. For instance, WhatsApp is a platform where you can stay closely in touch with the people you know, work with, and your loved ones. On the other hand, Instagram is a place where you should broaden your circle by exploring and following new profiles that you have common interests with.

delete instagram first letter search suggestions when typing

Here, you can follow the people who inspire you, entertain you, offer great food recommendations, have an aesthetic home, give nest-level fashion recommendations… so on and so forth.

The more you explore, the more you learn and discover, and the wider your network grows. If that’s not what you’re doing on Instagram, we’re afraid you’re missing the whole point of it.

When you wish to look up someone new on Instagram, where do you first go looking? On your Explore tab, right? While typing their name in the search bar, do the suggestions that pop up below annoy you? If you’ve been looking for a way to get rid of these suggestions, you’re definitely going to benefit from our blog. Ready to begin?

How to Delete Instagram First Letter Search Suggestions When Typing

Getting straight to the point, let’s answer your question of how the search suggestions can be deleted when you start typing in the search bar of Instagram. We’re sorry to disappoint you, but there is no way of deleting your first letter search suggestions that appear while typing on the platform.

Before you start getting upset, let’s tell you why:

The thing is, like all social media platforms, Instagram also has an AI whose job is to understand individual profiles and make their time on the platform easier.

How does it do that? When you type in any letter in the search bar, the AI will look up all profiles having that letter that you have visited (or interacted with) the most in the past, and arrange it as search suggestions.

So, any profile that pops up under search suggestions has to be the one you’ve visited yourself at least once in the past.

The way Instagram’s AI sees it, it’s more likely for you to revisit that profile. And it makes your job easier by showing their profiles in suggestions so that you can reach them in a single tap, without having to write their whole username.

Isn’t that thoughtful? And because each user’s search suggestions are private to them, the platform sees no harm in having them on display all the time. Thus, they haven’t provided a way of deleting these suggestions or turning them off yet. But if more and more users demand to have the feature, we’re sure their team will comply and introduce such a feature soon.

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