How to Hide Likes on Instagram

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

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.

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

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:
Tap your Profile icon.

Tap Menu (the three horizontal lines).

Tap Settings.

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

Tap Posts.

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.

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