Find the people and posts that
matter to you most.
Search is now better than ever
See what the world is saying right now about the topics that matter to you, with results that
are up-to-the-minute and personalized.
Find any post you’ve seen
before on Instagram
Re-live your favorite memories. You can use
Instagram Search to find photos, posts, videos,
and links by searching for words in the post.
Explore the world beyond
your News Feed
You can search and see what the world is saying
right now about the topics that matter to you,
with results that are up-to-the-minute and
Find old friends—and new
Connect with people, whether they’re old friends
Search and Privacy
You can find anything that’s been shared with you on Instagram. Your friends and other
people can find things you’ve shared with them. Watch this video to learn more.
Who can find your stuff?
You’re in control of who can see the things
you share on Instagram. For example, if you
post a photo and set the audience to:
If you choose this audience, no one else can find it
If you choose this audience, friends will see it in
their search results.
See something you don’t like when you search? Remember that you can always review the things you’ve shared on Instagram and change who can see them. You can also ask other people to remove photos or other posts.
Your Posts and Checkins
You can review the posts and checkins you’ve shared to make sure that just the right people can see them. Visit your Activity Log to control what people can see on Instagram, including what shows up in search. Learn More
You can choose who sees your profile information, such as your school, employer, or hometown. Just go to the “About” tab on your profile and choose which audience you want to share with. Learn More
Try Instagram Search
Search for the people and posts that matter to you most.
Now available in the US for Instagram for mobile and desktop.