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How to hide likes on Facebook (2024 Guide)

Do you also often visit your new Facebook post to see how many likes and comments it has gotten? Well, you are not alone. All of us live in a time when everything we do goes on social media, and validation is sought through likes and comments of people we don’t necessarily know. If you find this pressure and scrutiny associated with the number of likes overwhelming, here’s how to hide likes on Facebook from iPhone, iPad, and desktop.

How to hide likes on Facebook from iPhone or desktop

Whether you want to minimize the pressure or stop others from viewing how many people have liked your post, here’s how you can hide the Likes count on Facebook posts.

How to hide Facebook likes on iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Facebook app and tap your Profile icon at the bottom right corner.
  2. Select Settings at the top right of your screen.
  3. Scroll down to the Preferences section and select Reaction Preferences.

    Profile icon settings select reaction preferences
  4. Now, toggle on the switch next to On your Posts.

    Toggle on on your posts to hide facebook likes

Once you toggle on On your Posts, other Facebook users can no longer view the total number of Likes or other reactions your posts receive.

Further, you can toggle on On posts from others if you don’t want to view the total number of reactions on the posts shared by others.

Toggle on on posts from others

Tip: You can check out our detailed guide if you wish to hide comments for your Facebook posts as well.

How to hide Facebook likes on a desktop

If you don’t use Facebook from an iOS or iPadOS app, you can hide likes using a web browser on any device.

  1. Visit Facebook on the web and Sign in to your account.
  2. Click on your Profile icon at the top right corner.
  3. Select Settings & Privacy in the drop-down menu.

    Tap profile icon select settings privacy
  4. Next, click Settings in the subsequent menu.

    Select settings
  5. Here, scroll down and choose Reactions Preferences under the Preferences section in the left windowpane.

    Select reaction preferences
  6. Finally, enable On your posts and On posts from others.

    Toggle on on your posts on posts from others
Note
  • According to Facebook, even if you hide the reaction counts on the posts you share to your profile, the reaction count will still appear when you post something in other places such as groups or reels.

How to hide your liked pages on Facebook from iPhone and desktop

Following the pages of your favorite artists, politicians, or brands on Facebook isn’t new. However, you may have some pages or lists on your following list that you don’t want others to know about.

Fortunately, you can hide your liked pages and lists on Facebook from both the iOS app and website.

How to hide your liked pages on Facebook from iPhone

  1. Open Facebook app and tap the Profile icon at the bottom right corner.
  2. Next, tap Settings & Privacy → Pick Settings in the drop-down menu.
  3. Under the Audience and visibility section, tap Followers and public content.
  4. Here, tap the dropdown menu next to Who can see the people, Pages, and lists you follow.
  5. Finally, select Only Me from the available audience options.

    Tap followers and public content select only me from who can see the people pages and lists you follow

Going forward, none of your followers will be able to view the Pages you have liked.

How to hide your liked pages on Facebook from desktop

  1. Visit Facebook on the web and log in to your account.
  2. Head to your ProfileSettings & privacySettings.
  3. In the left pane, scroll down and choose Followers and Public Content under the Audience and Visibility section.
  4. Click the button next to Who can see the people, Pages, and Lists you follow.

    Select followers and public content click who can see the people pages and lists you follow
  5. From the options available, select Only Me and hit Save to record your preferences.

    Select only me tap save

The desktop version allows you to hide liked pages belonging to a particular genre as well. Here’s how:

  1. Open your Facebook Profile.
  2. Go to the More tab under your profile picture.
  3. Select Likes from the list of options.

    Tap more tab select likes
  4. Next, click the three-dot menu on the right and select Edit the Privacy of Your Likes.

    Tap three dot icon select edit the privacy of your likes
  5. Now, click the Audience button (globe icon) next to a particular genre.

    Select globe icon to edit likes privacy
  6. Finally, select Only Me and click Save.

    Select only me tap save

Signing off…

That’s it; this is all about hiding likes on Facebook. Now, you can easily hide the Like count on your and other users’ posts, tailoring the user experience to your preference. Also, instead of focusing just on Likes, I’d recommend focusing on engaging with content that resonates with your interests and fosters genuine connections with your friends and followers alike.

If you have any doubts or queries, comment below, and I’ll happily respond.

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  • Rachel

    Rachel, an experienced Apple technology writer since 2021 and a long-time user since 2003, began her journey with a silver iPod Classic. Currently, she owns an array of modern Apple gadgets. At iGeeksBlog, her expertise shines through in the crafting of comprehensive how-to articles, informative guides, and well-curated roundups.

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