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How to show or hide likes on Facebook


The Facebook platform displays the number of likes that posts on the platform get, as evidence of users’ interaction with the post.

The platform recently added a bunch of new effects to posts instead of just the popular Like button.

Some rely on the number of likes for a Facebook post as a quality guide or not, so the platform allows users to hide the number of likes to prevent cyberbullying and brag.

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Hide the number of likes on Facebook

You can use the website version of the Facebook platform to be able to hide the number of likes you get on posts by following these steps:

Go to the Facebook website and then click on the arrow at the top next to your personal name.

How to show or hide likes on Facebook

After that tap on Settings and Privacy.

How to show or hide likes on Facebook

Then choose Homepage and Newsletter Settings.

How to show or hide likes on Facebook

At the bottom of the list, you will find an option called Interaction with Publications Settings, click on it.

You will then see options to hide likes and interactions from all of your posts or posts you see.

You can then close this page and find that all posts appear without the number of likes.

And you can re-follow the previous steps until you see the number of likes and interactions with the post.

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Hide the number of likes on the mobile app

Your account is affected right after you hide the number of likes via the website version of the app, so you won’t see the number of likes visible on your phone.

You can also access the number of likes options through the Facebook application in smartphones, by following the following steps:

Open the Facebook app and then go to the settings in the appropriate way for your phone.

After that, head to the Newsletter Settings section of the app, and there you will find an option to control the settings for interacting with posts.

If you cannot find this option, you can search for it via the search bar at the top.

You can find the options to hide the number of likes for the post within this section, which is similar to the settings followed through the browser version of Facebook.

And you can repeat the previous steps to show the number of likes as you wish and at any time.

And if you hide the number of likes on your posts, this number will not appear to any user who sees your post.

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