How to Hide Likes and Views on Instagram Posts

Interested users can now hide the likes and views attached to their posts. Here’s how you can go about it.

The introduction of social media introduced us to a new phase where most people measure wealth by the number of likes, views and engagements on their Instagram accounts.

While this doesn’t matter to some people, Instagram has given you the option to hide your likes and view on Instagram thereby making it only visible to you – the account holder.

According to Instagram's CEO, the main reason for unleashing this feature is to create a more positive online interface.

And as usual, most users were displeased when the feature was fully tested and rolled out and this is why Instagram made it optional.

This comes in handy for those who don’t chase clout on the net and are more focused on their real-life functions.

Also, if you aren’t familiar with your Instagram app, you might find it difficult to navigate to this option.

Not to worry, this article will provide you with a complete guide to hiding likes and views on your Instagram account.

How to Hide the Number of Likes and Views on Instagram Posts

This feature has been rolled out to every Instagram user, so there’s no eligibility status attached to it.

You can't view other people's likes and views once you turn this feature on.

  1. Log in to your Instagram account
  2. Navigate to your profile by clicking on your profile picture
  3. Click on the 3 horizontal lines usually located at the top right-hand corner
  4. Choose settings from the options
  5. Click on Privacy
  6. Tap on Posts
  7. Toggle the “Hide like and view counts” ON

That’s it.

Any post displayed on your Instagram feed will be displayed without the likes and views attached to them.

How to Hide the Number of Likes and Views on your Instagram Posts

If you don’t want other people to see the number of likes and engagements accrued on your Instagram post. Do this before or after publication.

  • Select a piece to post to your Instagram account
  • Click on “Advance Settings” under the caption section
  • Toggle ON the “Hide like and view counts on this post
  • You can now go back and continue editing before hitting the publish button. You can also turn off commenting on the post.

However,  if you find yourself in a case where you’ve already published the article without Hiding like and view counts on a particular post, here’s how to resolve it.

  • Go to post on your Instagram page
  • Click on the three horizontal lines beside the post
  • Select “Hide like count” from the option

That’s all.

You don’t have to worry about seeing the amount of accrued likes or views on your Instagram post after these settings are implemented.

How to Unhide Like Counts on My Instagram post

You can unhide your like counts after some time for personal reasons. Here’s how

  1. Click on the Instagram post
  2. Tap on the 3 horizontal lines at the top right-hand side of the app
  3. Click on “Unhide like counts” from the option

That’s it.

You should now be able to view the number of likes and interactions that a particular video has accumulated over the days while likes were hidden.


Does turning off Likes Decrease engagement?

Yes to some extent, potential customers might think a post isn’t engaged with and wouldn’t pay attention to its details.

Turning off likes favours top brands and social media influencers.

How do I hide the like count on all posts?

You can't hide the like counts for all your post at a time but you can hide the like and views count for other Instagram posts.

How to Hide Likes on Instagram Business account?

An Instagram business account can turn off their likes by going to Settings > Privacy  > Posts then hide like and views counts.


Hiding like and view counts on Instagram is an ideal way to boost your self-esteem especially if you’re concerned about your number of followings.

Above is a detailed way to successfully hide likes, views and comments inclusive from other Instagram users.

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