How To Turn Off Likes On Instagram From Other People & Businesses?

by Khadija Anwar
3 minutes
Turn Off Instagram Likes

Are you perplexed by the fact; why would even someone turn off their Instagram likes?

The power of social apps such as Instagram can be overwhelming, and it has turned out to be a contest for popularity. This can keep us engaged to the extent that can become a worrisome sign for our mental health.

Even it’s recommended for businesses to turn off their likes, as it would spur creativity and qualitative content. Given the fact, your business must own a social analytics tool for hidden engagement metrics. Here are some quick methods that will help you hide the likes of your Instagram posts.

  • Turn off Instagram likes from settings
  • Turn off Instagram likes before and after publishing posts

Method 1: How to turn off likes from settings?

Step 1:

Open the Instagram app and tap the “Profile icon.”

tap profile icon

Step 2:

Tap “Hamburger icon” and tap “Settings.”

tap settings

Step 3:

Once you go into settings, tap “Privacy.”

tap privacy

Step 4:

Tap “Posts”

tap posts

Step 5:

Switch the icon from left to right to turn off the likes

Your Instagram likes are turned off!

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Method 2: Turn off Instagram likes before and after publishing

How to turn off likes before publishing posts?

Step 1:

Once you create or compose an Instagram post, and are on the caption and Instagram hashtags tab

At the bottom of the same tab, tap “Advance setting”

Step 2:

Switch the icon to hide likes & views.
Here’s the quick preview
Turn off Instagram likes before publishing the post

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How to turn off likes after publishing?

First step is to navigate to the Instagram post for which you want to hide the like.
Then tap
“3 dots icon” and further tap “Hide likes”.

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Is it possible to turn off likes on Instagram?

Yes, it is possible to turn off likes on Instagram. You can turn it off before scheduling Instagram posts or even after publishing. 

Why can’t I turn off likes on Instagram?

If you can’t find the option of turning off likes, you might want to clear the cache or restart your phone.
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Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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