How to Hide Likes on Facebook
You don’t want other people to see the like counts on your posts on Facebook? If so, you can hide it so quickly and easily within just a few steps. In addition, you can also disable reaction counts for all posts from other users on the newsfeed as well. Read along to see how to do so.
Well, it’s also worth noting that in the last part of this post, Geeks Nation is about to let you know how to hide your page likes on Facebook, too. So, check it out now if it's what you are looking for a tutorial on.
How to hide "like counts" on Facebook in the mobile app
Step 1. Open the Facebook app on your device. (Don’t forget to log in to your Facebook account if you haven’t done so.)
Step 2. Open the "Menu" screen by tapping the three horizontal lines at the screen’s top-right corner (for Android devices) or the bottom of the screen (for iPhone or iPad).
Step 3. Scroll down and select "Settings & Privacy," then you choose "Setting."
Step 4. On the "Settings" screen, look for "Reaction Preferences" and tap on it.
Step 5. Right then, the "Reaction Preferences" page is opened.
Here, you just need to enable the "On your Posts" option in order to hide reaction counts (including like counts, of course) from all your own posts. If you’d like to hide reaction counts for posts from other Facebook users, toggle on "On Posts from Others."
That’s everything you need to do to hide likes on Facebook using an app (iOS or Android).
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How to hide "like counts" on Facebook on the web
If you access Facebook via a desktop web browser, the following guide will show you how to hide likes on the Facebook website.
Step 1. Launch a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, or any other) on your device and go to Facebook.com. (Don’t’ forget to log in to your account if you haven’t done so.)
Step 2. Go to "Setting & Privacy"
Step 3. Click on "News Feed Preferences"
Step 4. On the "News Feed Preferences" page, look for the "Reaction Preferences" option (that’s at the bottom of the window) and click on it.
Step 5. Toggles for "On posts from others" and "On your posts" will appear. Select the option(s) that you want.
It’s quite similar and as easy as hiding reaction counts on the app, right?
In the upcoming, let’s learn how to hide page likes on Facebook.
How to hide likes on Facebook: Page likes
Facebook users also have the option to hide page likes for particular categories (the likes of movies, music, food, sports team, and more). Since Page likes are all set to public by default, everyone can see when you like a clothing brand, football team, music band, etc.
If you don’t want to set your page likes to "public", here’s how to hide them on Facebook.
Step 1. Go to facebook.com and then go to your profile (by clicking on your avatar at the top right corner of the screen).
Step 2. Right there, you’ll see a menu bar under your profile name. From that menu, click on "More."
Step 3. Select "Likes" from the dropdown menu.
Step 4. In the new window, click on the three dots icon, then choose the "Edit the Privacy of Your Likes" option.
Step 5. A list of categories will be brought up. Choose one category covering the Page(s) you’d like to hide your Like(s) for by clicking on the corresponding globe icon.
Step 6. Select the option (Public, Friends, Only me, or Custom) that you want for your Page likes on Facebook.
Choosing "Only me" means that nobody else can see if you have liked a page in that category.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for other categories you’d like to hide your likes, then click 'Close' to finish.
Well, it’s kind of a piece of cake to hide reaction counts on your posts on Facebook, isn’t it? Of course, hiding your page likes on this social networking site is also super easy and simple. And that’s all for this post. Thank you for reading. Don’t forget to check out other helpful posts from Geeks Nation. There are plenty of great tips waiting for you to explore here.