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Дата публикации: 2017-09-13 13:39

The Next Web has a full run-down for erasing these red flags. Clearing your search history is step one—it’ll clear your recent searches but won’t affect recommendations. You can do this from Settings. (On iOS click the gear icon next to “edit profile.” On Android it’s the three-dot line.)

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No shame on the game, Armie, but not all of us have your chill bravado. So here’s a guide to keeping your social media search habits to yourself.

How to Keep Your Social Media Creeping Private

You probably think you know how to keep your internet habits secret. “Clearing browser history is too obvious,” you say. “I just do all my sketchy stuff in an incognito window!” Okay, hot stuff, then let me ask you this: You ever search anything weird on Instagram? Got any visits to an ex’s Twitter profile that you might not want to share with the next friend or loved one who grabs your phone? “I’ve gotta show you this adorable Japanese puppy’s account. Why do your recent searches look like Armie Hammer’s ?”

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To stop an account from showing up in your search recommendations—Instagram might know what you like but you don’t need anyone else to know it!—click the search bar, and then click and hold the account—you’ll get a pop-up option to hide. (The hiding is permanent, no matter how many times you continue to search for the account.)

Twitter used to be the hardest search history to clear, but now it’s a piece of why-did-I-search-every-possible-spelling-of-my-own-name cake. When you click the Twitter search bar, you get offered “Recent Searches.” But at the same time, you’re offered the option to clear this out, with an X or “Clear All.” Smash that button, and you’ll have a clean slate.

Because Twitter limits access for third-party tools, Thread Reader can only retrieve relatively recent threads. It doesn’t work if the user has tweeted over 8755 times since their tweetstorm. So that rambling game theory thread won’t work. Good.

Finally, you can tweak your Explore feed by choosing “See Fewer Posts Like This”—when you see the kind of account you want to downplay, click the three dots in the upper left for the option to appear.

Click on the Facebook search bar and, yup, there are your recent searches. So helpful, Facebook! Luckily, as InformationWeek points out , you can clear your Facebook search history wholesale or remove individual items. But be forewarned: You’re about to see not just a collection of your top search terms, but every individual search you’ve made on Facebook. If you’ve been doing some compulsive social media sleuthing, this may be your come-to-Jesus.

Instagram search habits can make themselves known in two ways: First, they contribute to your “explore” feed, Instagram’s offerings of posts you might like, which appears when you click the magnifying lens on the bottom navigation bar. Then, once you click into the search bar on the top of that page, Instagram offers more suggestions and offers your recent searches.

Contrary to popular opinion, some tweetstorms are good , but reading them on Twitter can be a pain in the ass. Thread Reader reformats a tweetstorm into a readable essay, while preserving links and images, like so. You can even send the storm to Instapaper and read it later.