Recently Instagram launched a hide likes feature to its users. Hide like feature will give you control to hide or display like counts on your Insta posts. Instagram’s hide likes feature reduces the pressure of social validation.
Instagram creators have been feeling the squeeze after ongoing engagement drops, and some of them searched for content validation in their like counts. With this feature, Instagram is attempting to lessen pressure from the shoulders of the creators and promote unique content on the platform.
A decrease in likes can lead the Instagram algorithm to hold their content back from getting on the Instagram explore page, even subsequent to posting quality content.
How to hide your likes on Instagram
- Launch Instagram on your mobile phone.
- Click on the profile icon.
- On your profile page, you will see your Instagram posts.
- Tap on the post which you want to hide like of post.
- Now, tap on 3 vertical dots which are located at the top right-hand side of your post.
- Here tap on ‘Hide Like Count’.
- Done. Now, people won’t be able to see likes on your posts.
To hide likes, you need to do the same process on all of your posts. There is no feature to hide likes on all of your posts together. So on the off chance that somebody has in excess of 1k posts, they need to proceed to disable likes on all of their posts.
Anybody can go to desktop mode and see your likes regardless of the off chance that you decide to hide them or not. Hiding preferences likewise decrease the need to purchase fake likes on the platform, as now content makers can essentially hide their likes.
Instagram’s algorithm actually runs on likes—regardless of whether hidden, they actually influence what you and others see on your feeds. Thus you can hide your likes on Instagram on both android and iOS platforms.