How to Hide Likes on Instagram

How to turn off like count on Instagram

What to Know

  • When making a post, on the screen where you can write a caption, tap Advanced Settings > Hide like and view count on this post.
  • To hide likes on posts you've already made, tap the three dots > Hide like count.
  • To hide likes on other people's posts, go to Profile > Menu > Settings > Privacy > Posts > Hide Like and View Counts.

This article explains how to hide likes on Instagram. The instructions apply to the mobile app for iOS and Android.

Can You Hide Like Counts on Instagram?

Instagram allows users to hide likes for your posts and other people's posts. You can hide your likes before or after you share your posts. Hiding likes and notifications on Instagram means fewer distractions, so you can focus on the quality of your posts rather than obsessing over who liked them.

You'll still receive notifications when someone likes your posts, so you might also want to turn off Instagram notifications. If you set up a professional Instagram account, you'll still see when someone shares your posts.

How Do I Turn Off Likes on Instagram?

Follow these steps to hide likes on a post before you share it on Instagram:

  1. Tap Advanced Settings right before you make a post on Instagram, on the screen where you can write a caption.

  2. Tap Hide like and view count on this post, then go back and complete your post. The likes and views will not be visible to you or anyone else.

    If you don't see the option to hide likes, update Instagram and restart the app.

    Advanced Settings and Hide like toggle in Instagram post

How to Hide Likes on Posts Retroactively

You can also hide likes on posts you've already made.

  1. Tap the three dots in the upper-right of the post.

  2. Tap Hide like count. You should then see a confirmation message.

    Three dot menu, Hide like count, and Like Count Hidden on Instagram

How to Hide Likes on Other Accounts

If you don't want to see likes and views on other people's posts, follow these steps:

  1. Tap your Profile icon.

  2. Tap Menu (the three horizontal lines).

  3. Tap Settings.

    Profile icon, Menu icon, and Setting in Instagram app
  4. Tap Privacy.

  5. Tap Posts.

  6. Tap Hide Like and View Counts.

    Privacy, Posts, and Hide Like and View Counts in Instagram app

    If you change your mind, you can unhide likes the same way you hid them in the first place. Go back to your Privacy settings or go to a post and tap the three dots > Unhide Like Count.

  • How do I get more likes on Instagram?

    To get more likes on Instagram, post regularly, use tags and hashtags, add your location, and put effort into your captions. Be interactive by following others and liking their photos. It helps if you know the best time of day to post on Instagram.

  • How do I see my previously liked posts on Instagram?

    To see your previously liked posts on Instagram, tap your profile icon > Menu > Settings > Account > Posts You've Liked. You can only view the 300 most recent posts (photos and videos) that you've liked.

  • How do I get more Instagram followers?

    To get more followers on Instagram, optimize your profile and content, find and interact with targeted users, and encourage your followers to engage. Use Instagram Stories and Instagram Live. Promote your Instagram profile everywhere.

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