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Everything You Need to Know About Instagram Likes Disappearing from Your Feed

Instagram has long toyed with the idea of removing "like" counts from the platform. Mental health advocates loved this idea, and influencers/brands who made their money on Instagram were worried about losing their legitimacy without likes - leading to a loss in income. The idea faded away for awhile after being tested through a limited rollout. Now Instagram has unveiled a new option that will hopefully please all parties. You can remove like counts from your feed, or you can keep them visible. It's up to you! But should you remove your like counts? How do you remove them? Let's get into it.

How to Remove Lives/Views Totals

1. Head to your profile. Tap the 3 lines in the top right corner, and then click on "Settings".

2. Click "Privacy" and then click "Posts".

3. You can toggle the option to "Hide Like and View Counts" on and off. Note that the text below the toggle states "You won't see the total number of likes and views on posts from other accounts. You can hide like counts on your own posts when you create them by going to Advanced Settings and turning on "Hide Like and View Counts on This Post." This means that when you switch this toggle on, people will still be able to see your like counts.