Instagram gives its users a greater level of control over how their media is handled on the platform. You may have noticed that you cant view the number of likes on certain Instagram posts and Reels. If you wanted to try out this feature but couldn’t find it anywhere, it’s because Instagram has not made it available on its app. You need to log in using a web browser to hide the like count. In this article, we show you three ways to hide the likes count on Instagram Reels and turn off the comments.
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Turn off the likes count on Reels using a web browser
Instagram does not allow users to turn off the likes count on Reels from the app. Instead, users need to log in to Instagram using a web browser to turn off the likes counter on their posts. Here’s how you can do that.
Step 1: Log in to Instagram using the web browser on your PC.
Step 2: Click on your profile at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Select the Reel you’ve uploaded.
Step 4: Click on the ellipses (three dots) at the top right corner of the post and select ‘Hide like count’.
Step 5: Select ‘Turn off commenting’ to restrict comments on your post.
Turn off the likes count on Reels using your smartphone
Step 1: Open the web browser on your smartphone.
Step 2: Log into Instagram and request the desktop site from the Chrome menu.
Step 3: Follow the steps mentioned above to hide the like count.
Turn off comments using the Instagram app
Step 1: Open the Instagram app and go to your profile.
Step 2: Select the Reel and tap on the ellipses at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Select ‘Turn off commenting’.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I turn off the likes counter on Instagram Reels using the app?
No, you cannot turn off the likes counter using the Instagram app. You need to log in to Instagram using a web browser on your smartphone or PC to turn off the likes counter.
Can I turn off commenting on my posts on Instagram?
Yes, Instagram allows you to restrict comments on your posts. Simply select the post and tap on ‘Turn off commenting’ from the options.
How can I keep someone from commenting on my Instagram posts?
While you can’t keep someone from commenting on your posts without blocking them, you can restrict their profile. Restricting someone on Instagram makes their comments on your posts invisible to everyone else.
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