How to hide likes on Instagram Reels – 2 Secret Ways

Do you want to hide likes on Instagram reels? It’s time to master the art of Instagram Reels! The Reels are amazing, and if you dig into those 15 to 60-second videos, you’ll find a lot. When Instagram launched reels, it had to revamp its homepage so that this feature would fit into the low-to-mid range. And, of course, the feature won’t let you down because it’s just a secret you need to spread on the app right now.

From the exploration feed, you can check out the reels no matter where you are. But what’s the coolest thing? You can watch the most popular and trending videos on this page, so you don’t have to worry about missing something to follow a particular account.

But sometimes, when our reels are really popular, we tend to get a little uncomfortable with what people expect. In these moments, we want to do our best to be cool, and hiding likes on our Instagram reels seems like a particularly interesting solution, right? If you’re a creator, of course, you agree.

Can I hide likes on Instagram Reels after posting?

Can you hide likes on your Instagram reels? Instagram doesn’t allow you to hide like counts on your reels after sharing. Even you cannot turn off the like count on other people’s reels and it’s not possible to hide. Though there’s no such option on the Instagram app for Android and iPhone, there is a way to hide the number of likes on your reels. So let’s see how to hide likes on Instagram reels.

How to Hide Likes on Instagram Reels

  1. Go to instagram.com in a web browser (i.e. Chrome) on your computer or laptop and log in to your account.
www.instagram.com

2. After logging in, click your profile picture from the top right and select the Profile sub-menu from the popup.

select instagram profile
select “Profile” sub menu from popup in instagram account.

3. Go to the Reels tab and open the reel you want to hide the like counts.

Go to the “Reels” tab in instagram profile page

4. Click on the more (3-dots) button at the top-right of the reel window.

Click on more (3-dots) button at the top-right of the reel window in instagram

5. Now, select the Hide like count option to hide the like count from the popup menu.

select the “Hide like count” option to hide the like count from popup menu

In this way, the total number of likes in the reel will be completely hidden in the Instagram app. Someone can still view the list of people (to some degree) who liked a particular reel using Instagram’s web version.

Reel hide likes count
Reel hide likes count

Hide Likes on Instagram Reels on iPhone and Android

As we know, the Hide like count feature is not yet available on the Instagram app, however, you can access Instagram on any mobile browser and hide the number of likes on the Instagram reels.

  1. Go to Instagram.com in a mobile browser such as Safari (on iPhone) or Chrome (on Android).
  2. Log in to your Instagram account.
Instagram

3. Now select Request Desktop Website (in Safari menu) or Desktop site (in Chrome menu), and launch the desktop version of Instagram.

select Desktop site in chrome

4. Tap the profile picture and select the Profile sub-menu from the popup.

5. Go to the Reels tab and open a reel.

6. Tap the 3-dot button at the top-right of the reel box and select Hide like count.

How to Unhide Like Count on Instagram Reels

Similarly, follow the above steps and select Unhide like count on a reel.

How to see total likes on your reels after hiding likes

Only you (Reel owner) can still view the total number of likes you received on your Instagram reel even after turning off like counts. This is only possible via Instagram’s desktop version. However, the number of likes is not displayed directly below the Reel post.

So to see the total likes on your particular reel, just tap on others and find the total number of likes in the pop-up.

Conclusion

Here’s how to hide and unhide the number of likes on the Instagram Reels. If you found this article useful, enjoy another guide on How-To-Innovative.