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How to hide likes on Instagram

Feb 10, 20223 min readRahul Sathyakumar

Are you on Instagram to display your talents and not for popularity? Instagram can sometimes turn into some toxic popularity contest where your whole day can be affected if you don't get enough likes for your posts.

However, if you are not on Instagram for the likes and instead for building a community, we have some tricks for you.

You don't have to be bothered about likes on Instagram ever again. How to hide likes on Instagram is easier than you think.

Your posts can still be liked by those who view them, but only you can see how your post has performed.

Regardless of the likes or views it receives, you can also download Instagram videos to your device for free if you want.


How to hide likes on Instagram


If you want to hide likes for a new post, then follow these steps:


Step 1. Open Instagram

Grab your smartphone and search for Instagram among your list of apps. Tap on it.


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Step 2. Create a post

Create a post that contains either a photo or video, or both. Swipe the home page to the right, and you will be redirected to the front camera.

Below you can see options such as "post," "reel," story," etc. Tap on "Post."

You can check out " How to post a video on Instagram" to understand better.


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Step 3. Advanced settings

After you are done editing the post, you will be redirected to a page where you can add captions, tags, location etc.

On the bottom of the page, tap "Advanced Settings."


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Step 4. Hide Likes

On the top, you will see an option "Hide likes and view counts on this post." Tap it.


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How to hide likes on Instagram for older posts.


You can follow these steps :


Step 1. Post

Go to your profile. Navigate to the post where you want to hide likes.


Step 2. Options

You will find a three-dotted line in the right-hand corner at the top of your post. Tap on it.


Step 3. Hide like count.

A drop-down menu with several options will appear. Tap on "Hide like count."