How to Hide Likes on Instagram


The road to Instagram stardom requires you to increase your like count.

Without a high like count, it’s unlikely that you make money from using the app.

However, worrying so much about your like count can be stressful and may prove harmful to your goals.

That’s why Instagram added new features to help you manage the like count on your own posts.

But how do you manage who can see how many Instagram likes you make?

In this blog post, we’ll go over how to use the count feature to hide your likes on your Instagram.

Learn the following:

  • How to hide likes on Instagram.
  • Can you hide Instagram likes for other accounts?
  • Why you should hide like and view counts on Instagram

How To Hide Likes On Instagram

You can hide the like counts on any post you see or make on Instagram.

There are two ways to hide like counts:

  • Hide them before you publish a post
  • Hide likes for a single already published post.

The process is similar for all three, but we’ll tell you all the steps for each process.

How To Hide Likes Before You Publish

You can hide the likes and views of an individual post before it is published.

You can do so by:

  • Step 1: Prepare your Instagram post.
  • Step 2: Before you post it, look for advanced settings. Tap advanced settings.
  • Step 3: Toggle on “Hide Like and View Counts on This Post.”
  • Step 4: Post it.
Note: Remember that Instagram won’t let you post if your post breaks the community guidelines or if you exceed a certain number of posts. Among those posts are anything dealing with mental health issues in a bad light.

This will make it so only this particular post will have hidden likes.

Hide Instagram Likes For A Single Instagram Post

If a post is not doing so well on its own, you’ll probably want to hide the like counts.

Here’s how you do so on an already published post.

  • Step 1: Find the post you want to hide likes from.
  • Step 2: Tap the three-dot icon (three dots) on the upper right corner of the post.
  • Step 3: Tap “like hide count.”

Hiding an Instagram post won’t stop it from being saved by others.

How To Hide Likes And Views On All Instagram Posts

People usually hide all likes from posts to make their Instagram more private.

However, you cannot hide the like count for all Instagram posts in bulk.

You need to individually tap “hide view and like counts on this post” for each post you want to hide.

However, you can do so for others’ posts.

Can You Hide Likes On Instagram On PC?

No, you can’t hide your likes on your Instagram from a PC.

That’s because the app wants to keep the main experience exclusive on mobile.

Is it inconvenient?

Yes. We hope they change their mind soon enough.

Can You See How Many Likes You Get On Your Own Posts After Hiding Them?

You can turn on your like and view counts by navigating into your own profile settings again.

From there, use the search bar to search “posts.”

You’ll need to toggle off the option “Hide Like And View Counts.”

Can You Hide Instagram Likes For Other Accounts?

You can hide likes from other users’ accounts.

You’ll need to access the settings menu on your profile. To do so just:

  • Step 1: Go to your Instagram profile.
  • Step 2: Tap the hamburger menu (the three black lines) on the upper right-hand corner.
  • Step 3: Tap Settings.
  • Step 4: On the search bar, search for posts. Tap posts.
  • Step 5: Tap “Hide Like and View Counts.”

Hiding likes only works for other Instagram accounts.

Instagram will still be able to see all the likes on all the posts you made.

Meaning that they’ll be able to disable likes that are inauthentic.

That includes likes from bots and fake accounts.

Pro Tip: Instead of hiding likes, it may be better to restrict an Instagram account. That way, you won’t see any Instagram posts made on your feed. It’s great when you want to hide or take a break from some users.

Why You Should Hide Like And View Counts On Instagram

It’s a way to have more control over your Instagram experience.

Many influencers hide their views count of their feed to avoid social comparison. Sometimes, it’s better to keep your numbers a secret.

Being a creator can be stressful and can drain energy for many social media influencers.

Additionally, you can hide the like counts you see on your Instagram feed.

That way, you won’t compare yourself to others.

Sometimes, it’s better for your self-esteem to hide the like count.

How To Hide Likes on Instagram FAQ

Why Won’t Instagram Hide Like Counts?

It won’t hide like count when the app itself has issues.

Users may need to reinstall the app or delete the cache.

After that, try hiding photos again.

Can Creator Accounts Hide Like Counts On Instagram?

All users can hide like count regardless of their account type.

If you want to hide likes of your main feed, you can do so directly from the settings.

The feature was made so users could hide public available information from their followers.

About the author

Karen is a senior technical writer and copywriter here at GrowFollowing. Her area of expertize are social media apps and new media.