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How To Turn Off Like Count On Instagram

Instagram… The social media platform where we can upload photos or videos. Have followers and the following list. We have stories that only appear for just 24 hours on our Instagram account. We can use emojis, locations, GIFs, and much more.

We can leave comments on the other posts, and organize our settings through our wants. Instagram is amazing as a social media platform. All the features that Instagram has, all the photos or videos that we posted have an aim to get likes from other Instagram users.

Like all the things, Instagram has some critical points that we have to discuss. One and most important part is the number of likes we get from the other users.

For some Instagram users getting like is all the thing when the topic comes to Instagram. The pressure of getting a few likes has counted as a problem. Some people think that this pressure can affect somebody’s mental health. Instagram now understands that this is a real issue and find a way to solve it.

Facebook, testings as a way “depressurize people’s experience” to hiding like counts. As we all know Facebook-owned Instagram.

How to Hide Like Counts on Instagram?

As like counts consider a problem for some Instagram users, Instagram creates a new feature to solve the problem.

If you don’t like the feeling of other users who can see how many likes your post received, Instagram announce a feature on 26 May 2021. We can now hide the like counts in all posts. As a user, you can hide like counts through settings or you can block a user.  If you block a user s/he will not find you on Instagram   

 Hide Like Counts on Other’s Posts on Instagram

Here is the step by step list that you have to follow;

● Go to Instagram app

● Tap to your Settings

● Select the new post section

● You will see the “Hide like counts and view counts” toggle it

Changing your settings through these steps applies to all the posts in your Instagram feed from other Instagram users. For all posts, the new settings hide both like counts and view counts.

How to Hide Like Counts on Your Posts

Instagram allows us to hide our like counts. Before sharing the posts you can turn on or off the settings.

If you want to hide your like count, you have to follow the steps;

● Find the post of yours, that you want to hide like counts

● Tap the three dots button in the corner of the post

● Adjust its settings

● Select “Hide Like Counts”

Now you have your new settings. Now you can decide whether to turn them off or not.

How to Hide Like Before Sharing a Posts

Sometimes it is easy to set the settings before you have posted a photo or a video on Instagram. When you decide to share a post but do not want people to see how many like it gets we have good news. Follow the steps before sharing a post;

● Add a post as you always do

● When you are about the share scroll down to “Advanced Settings” on “Share Screen”

● Toggle on the “Hide Like and View Counts on This Post”

Keep in mind that you can always change your settings.

How to Hide Like After Sharing a Posts

You have a nice photo or a video that you want to share. You create a really good post and share it on your Instagram account. But then you realize you don’t want to count on your post.

Here is the way you can follow after sharing a post, and want to hide like counts;

● Find the post

● Press the three-dot menu at the top right hand of the post

● Tap “Hide Like Count” Option

When you apply these steps, you will get a message saying “Lİked by (a username) and others” below the post.

Is there a Bulk Hide Option On Instagram?

For now, unfortunately, the answer is No. You can’t hide like counts as bulk. You have to apply all the settings one by one.

Instagram App

Using the application is easier than web browsers. Not just that mostly we use our mobile devices,  and apps will be in it.

Also, the app has its advantages too. For example, some of the features are just compatible with the app. Or we can arrange our settings through the app.

Instagram promotes mobile applications too.

Can I Turn Off Like Count on Instagram on PC?

We mention before Instagram directed its users to the Instagram app. Most of the features Instagram has can be adjusted only by the Instagram application.

This means turning off Instagram likes feature is disabled on PC. If the new feature, turning off the Instagram likes, is really important to you we recommended you, to use the Instagram app.

Keep in mind that using the Instagram app has lots of benefits.

Specify Your Instagram Privacy  

Nowadays privacy in social media is more than important. We have to protect our personal pieces of information cause we don’t know who’s going to reach our information and use it. We can face bad comments or rude people on social media. If we want to protect,t firstly our personal information and also mental health we have to put emphasis on our privacy settings on social media platforms.

As social media users, we all have different expectations from social media. We want privacy while we are using Instagram our “image first” social media platform.

Through Instagram features, we can manage our settings and decide what we want to share on our Instagram accounts.

As we talked about before you can switch your setting any time you want. If you think turning off like counts is more healthy for you, so just follow the steps that we shared with you and turn off likes count.

Keep in mind that, Instagram and all the other social media platforms are just for fun, if you are affected, especially psychological, turn off all the negative item that affects you.

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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