Are you looking for a way to turn off or hide the likes count and comments on your reels? Maybe because of annoying or spam comments under your reels or any other reason. Even though there’s no such option on the Instagram app, we have a secret way to hide the like count on your reels. Without further adieu, let’s get started.
How to Hide and Unhide Like Count on Instagram Reels
Here we will discuss how you can hide and unhide the like count on your Instagram reels for Android, iPhone, and web.
Hide Likes Count on Instagram Reels
Currently, the option to hide the like count on a reel is not available on the Instagram app for Android and iPhone, but the web version of Instagram does allow you to hide the like count of the reels posted by you. Here’s how you can do it.
1. Go to Instagram.com on your computer’s browser and log in to your account.
With this, the number of likes under the reel video will be hidden. The audience can only see the number of likes by their friends or anyone they follow who has liked your reel. They can see the total number of likes only when they tap on ‘Others‘ instead of the number of likes.
Hide Likes Count on Instagram Reels (Android/iPhone)
As mentioned above, the feature is not yet available on the Instagram app, but you can access Instagram on any mobile browser to hide the likes count on Instagram reels. Here’s how to do it:
1. Go to Instagram.com on your mobile browser and log in to your account.
2. Now, request the desktop version of the webpage, and follow the same process.
How to Unhide Likes Count on Instagram Reels
To unhide the like count of Instagram reels, you need to again visit the web version of Instagram on your computer or mobile browser and reverse the process by following these steps:
How to Turn off Comments on Instagram Reels
You can always restrict comments on Instagram; to fight spam and annoying comments to a certain extent. However, if you want to completely turn off the comments on your Instagram reels for some reason, read on to find how you can disable comments on your Instagram reels from your Android, iPhone, or Web.
Turn off Comments on Instagram Reels
You can turn off the comments of any reel on your Instagram reels from the Instagram app (Android/iPhone) along with the web version of Instagram. Here’s how to do it:
1. Launch Instagram App on your Phone.
2. Go to your profile tab, and play the reel you want to turn off comments for.
3. Tap on more options (three dots) from the right, and choose Turn of Commenting.
Now, all the comments on your reel will be disabled for everyone, and all the existing comments will be hidden. You can also turn off the comments under your reels from the web by visiting Instagram web from a browser on your computer or mobile and follow the same steps.
Turn On Comments on Instagram Reels
If you wish to turn on the comments on your reels again, you need to follow the same process on the Instagram app or web version of Instagram and click on Turn on Commenting.
Bonus: Hide Likes on Instagram and Facebook
If you are looking to give a similar treatment to your regular posts on Instagram and Facebook, you must check out our guide about how you can hide likes on Instagram and Facebook for your regular posts.
So this is how you can hide the likes count and comments on your reels. If you found this article useful, you will like our other guide discussing how to turn off comments on Facebook and Twitter. We know keeping a secret is tough and can get butterflies in your stomach; we don’t want you to go through that, so share this with everyone you feel like. Check out our other tips linked below, and stay tuned for more such tech tips and tricks.
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