In recent years, Instagram has come under fire for its focus on likes and views, which can lead to a culture of validation via social media. To combat this, Instagram introduced a feature to hide likes and view counts on the platform. However, many people do not know how to use this option. This guide provides detailed instructions on how to hide likes on Instagram.

Hide likes from other users on Instagram

To hide likes from other users and only see the content in your feed, follow these steps:

  1. Open Instagram.
  2. Tap “Profile” at the bottom right of the screen.
  3. Tap the three lines icon at the top right.
  4. Select Settings.
  5. Go to “Posts”.
  6. Turn on “Hide likes and view counts”.

Hide the likes of your own posts on Instagram

If you want to hide likes from your own posts before publishing them, follow these steps:

  1. Open Instagram.
  2. Tap the plus button in the bottom center of the home screen to post a photo or video.
  3. Select what you want to publish and adjust it according to your preferences.
  4. On the page where you can type a title, tap “Advanced Settings” at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Turn on “Hide likes and view counts on this post”.
  6. Go back to the previous page and press “Share”.

Hide old post likes

Although we already explained it in detail in islaBit, if you want to hide the likes of your previous publications, follow these steps that we summarize for you:

  1. Open Instagram.
  2. Go to your profile.
  3. Tap the post you want to hide likes from.
  4. Click the three dots icon at the top right of your post.
  5. Tap “Hide Like Count.”

Why can’t I see someone’s likes on Instagram?

The user may have hidden their account’s likes in the app. Instagram introduced this feature to help users focus on content rather than social validation. If you wish to hide your own likes, please follow the instructions provided above.

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