Are you sick and tired of people always counting and comparing likes on Instagram posts? Have you dreamed of an Instagram “like-free” world? Now you can have it! Instagram’s developers just released a new update that allows you to hide the number of likes from a post. This new feature is targeting those who want to enjoy every moment and share memories with friends without the pressure of gaining more likes. We want to mention that this is an optional feature. People who make their living off Instagram (influencers, marketing companies) need to know the engagement of their posts.
Hide Likes On a New Instagram Post
- Start a new post;
- Choose “Advanced Settings” from the bottom of the final editing screen;
- Press “Hide Likes and View count for this post”;
- Create your new post.
Hide Likes On an Existing Instagram Post
- Select an existing post from your feed;
- Tap on the options button (the three-dot icon) in the upper-right corner;
- Choose “Hide Like Count”;
- Repeat the steps for other posts.
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Hide The Instagram Likes From Other People’s Post
You can also choose not to see how many likes a photo or a video posted by others has.
- Go to Settings;
- Tap Posts;
- Choose “Hide likes and view counts”;
It’s important to keep in mind that while this feature makes it possible for you to hide the number of likes and views of others, they will still see them. Keep in mind that this feature is optional, and you can always choose to show the number of likes again. The last thing we want to mention is that the downside of this feature is that you need to do it manually for your existing posts.