Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms, used by millions worldwide. Meta’s proprietary platform allows users to share images, videos, and reels while following pages they are interested in.
A few months ago, Instagram rolled out a new feature that allows users to hide views and likes. Here we look at how to hide likes and views for your and other people’s posts.
How to hide likes and see counts in other people’s posts
Hiding likes and views of other people’s posts is really easy. To do this, simply go to your Instagram profile, tap on the three-line menu at the top right of the page and select the “Settings” option.
From there, go to the “Privacy” section and tap on “Posts”. You will now see an option to “Hide like and view counts”. Turn it on and you’ll no longer see the number of likes or views on other people’s posts.
How to hide likes and views of your posts
Users also have the option to choose whether others should see the number of likes and views on their posts.
If you want to hide the likes and views of a post you want to share, just tap “Advanced settings” at the bottom before sharing the post and tap “Hide number of likes and views for this post”.
Instagram also has the option to hide the number of likes and views for an already shared post. If you want to do this, open the post for which you want to hide the likes and views count, tap the three-dot menu at the top-right of the post, and select “Hide Like Count”.