How to Hide Likes & Reactions On Facebook [2022]

Are you looking for a feature that allows you to hide the number of reactions or likes on Facebook posts of yourself or the posts of others?

If yes, then you are on the right post. In this post, I would guide you to hide the reaction counts on the Facebook posts (in your posts as well as of other user’s posts)

Follow the steps mentioned below to hide Facebook posts’ likes and reaction counts.

Hide Reactions or Likes Count on Facebook Posts

If you are not comfortable sharing the number of reaction counts on your posts and also don’t like to see the same on the posts of others, you can do that with a few simple steps by hiding the reaction counts. Follow the steps below:

Hiding Reactions or Likes Count Using Mobile Application (Android & iPhone)

Step 1: Launch the Facebook App on your android or ios device.

Step 2: Tap on the hamburger menu (three horizontal bars) in the top-right corner.

Step 3: From the menu select Settings & Privacy as shown below.

Hiding Reactions or Likes Count Using Mobile App

Step 4: From the Settings & Privacy menu, select Settings.

Step 3: Scroll down to Preferences and tap Reaction Preferences as shown below.

Hiding Reactions or Likes Count Using Mobile Application

Step 4: You will be landed on the “Reaction Preferences” screen. You would get the option to hide the number of reactions on posts from other users or on your own posts.

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The feature is disabled by default, and if you want to hide reactions on posts from others, press the toggle button next to posts from others.

Similarly, if you want to hide the number of reactions on your posts, press the toggle button next to on your posts.

As of now, you can only hide the reaction count on all the posts and not on a particular post.

Unlike Instagram, Facebook doesn’t have the option to hide the reaction count only on a particular post and the settings mentioned above apply to all posts.

The procedure is the same even if you are using a mobile browser for logging in to your account.

Highlights on Hide Reaction Count

There are a few things you should know before turning this feature ON.

On posts from others: If you have turned Hide Reaction Count on posts from others, you will not be able to see the number of reactions on other users’ posts, however, you’ll still be able to see who reacted to the post.

On your posts: If you turned Hide Reaction Count on your posts, other users would not be able to see the number of reactions on the posts you’ve posted or you would be posting, but people would still be able to see who has reacted to your posts.

The reaction count would only be hidden from other users only, and you would still be able to see the number of reactions on your posts.

To sum up, this feature only hides the number count and not the reaction.

Hiding Reactions or Likes Count Using Using a PC or a Laptop

If you are trying to enable the hide reaction count feature from a web browser on your PC or Laptop, here is how you can do it.

Step 1: Log on to Facebook on a web browser on your PC and log in Log in to your account.

Step 2: On the home page, click the down arrow button in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 3: From the drop-down menu, select Settings & privacy.

Settings & Privacy Facebook

Step 4: Under Settings & Privacy, select News Feed Preferences.

Hiding Reactions or Likes Count Using Using a PC or a Laptop

Step 5: From the available options, click Reaction Preferences.

Hiding Reactions or Likes Count Using Using a PC or a Laptop

Step 6: You would be taken to the “Reaction Preferences” screen where would get the option to hide the number of reactions on posts from other users or on your own posts.

Hiding Reactions or Likes Count Using Using a PC

If you want to hide a number of reactions as per your preference as available by tapping the toggle button next to the hide options

How to Hide Reactions On Facebook Profile Picture

You would be required to change reaction preferences to hide reactions on your profile picture.

If you follow the steps mentioned above, you would be able to hide the reactions on your Facebook profile picture too.

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