Instagram released a way to hide likes on Instagram posts in 2021. The feature works in a few different ways. Continue reading to figure out how to hide likes on Instagram.
The first way to hide likes on Instagram is to hide them from your followers.
This means others will be able to see who likes your posts but not how many likes you get per post. Check out the photo below. This is how it will look when you hide likes. Only the person who owns the account can see the total number, but if another user wanted to manually count likes they could do so. I should also note that the total number of likes doesn’t stay hidden if someone is viewing Instagram on a desktop.
Another thing to note when hiding your likes is that likes can be hidden on every photo, but not on the videos. If likes are hidden on a video you won’t see them right away, but when you click on the “liked by” section, you can then see the full amount of video views and likes (even if the likes have been hidden).
If you want to hide likes on your posts you must do so post by post.
Hiding likes on old posts:
In order to hide likes on posts already posted, you need to click the top right three buttons on each post right here:
Then select “Hide Like Count:”
Again, you will need to do this individually for each and every post.
Hiding likes on new posts:
In order to hide likes on new posts, right before you post your content go to “Advanced Settings” (toward the bottom of your screen) and select “Hide Like and View Counts on This Post:”
The second way to hide likes on Instagram is to hide them from yourself.
This means you can choose to hide likes from all other users. You can turn off likes from others by going into your settings and searching for posts:
And then turn on “Hide Like and View Counts:”
As you’ll see in the picture above, it says “You won’t see the total number of likes and views on posts from other accounts.”