How to Hide Views on Reels on Instagram

Users across Instagram and other social media platforms can easily become fixated on viewing numbers and on the stats which…

Users across Instagram and other social media platforms can easily become fixated on viewing numbers and on the stats which demonstrate how well received a piece of content is by followers and other users.

Reels have fast become one of the most popular content types on Instagram, granting creators a platform on which to post highly shareable short form videos. And for many, the access to their reel’s view count is all part of the Instagram experience.

For others however, this information is neither necessary nor welcome – instead distracting them from what really matters which is the production of good content. If this rings true for you, then here are 5 quick steps to hide the view count from your reels.

2 Steps To Hide View Count on Your Reels

  1. Create your reel as normal, stitching together images and video clips until you are happy with the end result.
  2. Before posting your reel, click on ‘Advanced Settings’ and ‘Hide Like Count on This Reel’.

This will switch off the likes count on your reel. You can also perform this action once the reel is posted from within the reel menu, indicated by the three dots.

How to Hide Likes and Shares on All Content

If you want to hide all of the data linked with new content and shared posts, then you can do so within your settings.

Click on the menu button from your profile page, indicated by the icon displaying three horizontal lines.

Click on ‘Settings and Privacy’ then ‘Like and Share Counts’ under the ‘What You See’ section.

Switch on the toggle to ‘Hide Like and Share Counts’.

And voila! An Instagram profile which is all about the content and quality, without too much distracting insight and data.