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Keeping only the last 3 items in Session array Laravel

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Hi,
I'm using Laravel and keeping track of recently viewed item ID's in a 'recent' array.
To store them I use: Session::push('recent', $id) when a user visits an item details page.

After visiting a few items, my array when dumped looks like:
array:6 [▼
  0 => "17918"
  1 => "18204"
  2 => "17180"
  3 => "18119"
  4 => "17897"
  5 => "18119"
]

I'm only after the last 3 items (just showing last 3 items you visited). How can I store just the last 3 all the time instead of continually adding to the array? I thought I could just 'use' the last 3 items in the array but as a user continues to visit detail pages, the array will just keep getting larger. I was thinking array_slice perhaps to keep it to 3 but couldn't figure out how to implement in this case. Any suggestions/direction would be great.

Thanks as always.
PS: I'm nearly through this project and never would have made it without all the help I've received on this site. Thanks again.
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