For most Instagram social media users, the number of likes is a significant number commonly used as a parameter for how famous or exciting the post is.
But for others, the number of likes on the Instagram post is quite annoying and makes the post less pleasing to the eye.
Fortunately, Instagram provides a feature that can be used to show and hide likes on Instagram.
Please see more below for those who don’t know how to use the feature to hide likes on Instagram.
Hiding Other People’s Post Likes
First, you can choose to hide the number of likes and views on other people’s posts that appear on the feed or Instagram search.
By eliminating the likes and views, your Instagram look will look cleaner.
Here’s how to hide the number of Instagram likes:
- Launch the Instagram application, then open your IG profile.
- Tap the three lines in the upper-right corner, then select Settings.
- Select Privacy settings.
- Tap the Posts option.
- Enable the Hide the number of likes and impressions option.
Just by doing the five short steps above, the number of likes and views on all other people’s Instagram posts will be hidden.
Hiding Your Post Likes
In addition to hiding the number of likes belonging to others, you can also delete the number of likes on your posts on Instagram.
By doing this, others will not be able to see the number of likes on your post, and only you can see it.
Interested in trying it out? Please do the following steps:
- Open the Instagram application on your cellphone.
- Select the post that you want to hide the number of likes.
- Tap the triple-dot on the post, then select Hide like count.
Hiding Likes Before Posting
You can also hide your post’s likes on Instagram before posting the photo or video.
So that way, other people will not be able to know the number of likes of your post since the first time you uploaded the content.
Here’s how to remove the number of likes on the post you want to make:
- Create a new post up to the captioning stage.
- Click the Advanced Settings option.
- Turn on the Hide number of likes and views feature.
- Upload the post.
That way, the number of likes on the post you upload will be hidden.
Then what if you want to display the number of likes again?
To display it again, please do
Above are different ways to hide likes on Instagram, be it the number of likes on other people’s posts or your posts.