How to Hide Likes on Facebook? — Here’s the Easy Way

| Updated on February 13, 2024
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We all certainly want to know what other people think of us, don’t we?

And that can be possible through various kinds of mediums, let’s say-

Go to Social Media > Check Likes and Comments = Results?

Well, what I’m trying to say is that social media plays a huge role in our lives. It helps us to know how popular we are and where we stand (through the number of likes we get), and what opinions people have about us (through comments). 

But do we always want others to know that as well? I don’t think so. 

And so, many of us decide to go private, which means – limiting our profile data from getting shared with friends and the public.

If we talk about Facebook, it has been working really hard to stay focused on providing as much support as possible for the mental health of its users. And so, it has allowed the users to set preferences as per their wishes – including likes and comments.

In this article, we are going to discuss the solutions that you’re looking for. So, if you want to go ahead with the process of hiding likes and reactions, then stay tuned. 


How to Hide your Liked Facebook Pages

Unlike Instagram, Facebook doesn’t have just one simple “likes” feature. Facebook allows its users to customize their profiles and be selective about what they choose to show. There are various types of likes on Facebook which are divided into different categories or interests of the users. 

For instance, if someone likes the website Get Assist, then it will be visible under the Websites category. Similarly, if someone likes Baseball, then it will be shown as a liked interest in the user’s profile under Sports. Hence, there are many such categories as Music, Movies, Clothing, Food, Books, Television, etc. There are countless things that can be liked by a user since everyone has their own unique taste for everything, for instance, some of you might want to change your Facebook profile picture without anyone knowing about it. This means that if you want to hide your likes of a particular category, then you’ll have to hide all your likes or interests altogether. Unfortunately, Facebook hasn’t come up with a feature in which the users can hide any specific page. 

So if you want to keep your likes and reactions private from the public or hide your likes just from a specific group of people, then continue reading. We are going to discuss some easy steps and that way you can hide your likes accordingly:

Hiding Likes from Certain People or Groups

Even though social media is basically used to share one’s thoughts and opinions – be it in the form of texts, stories, pictures, videos, or statuses; there are also people who tend to keep the audience for sharing their life on social platforms limited. And this can be done easily on Facebook. The following are the steps to take to do so:

 Enter your Account details and tap on login.
  • Select Settings and Privacy from the drop-down menu given on the right side of your home page.
Tap on the drop-down menu and select Settings and Privacy.
  • Then select Settings.
 Tap on Settings
  •  Tap on Profile and tagging.
Select Profile and Tagging.
  • Now, you can see three different tabs for preferences. You can set whatever choice you prefer as shown in the picture.
Set preferences as you prefer.
  • You can also edit your activity under the Privacy tab and hide your timeline posts from old to latest as well, and choose the option as per your wish.
Alt: Select privacy and edit the timeline of your activity.

And so, with these steps, you will be able to set your preferences as per your wish and customize whatever you want to keep hidden.

Hiding Likes from the Public Eye

In order to maintain a low-key social media life, people often share less about what’s going on in their life. However, in order to stay social, they still gotta keep up their social media game. If you want to stay private but share your limited social life at the same time, then continue reading. Here are some easy steps to take to do so:

  • Log in to Facebook with your account credentials.
Enter your Account details and tap on login.
  • Then tap on your profile icon, given on the top right of the screen.
Tap on your profile icon.
  • Tap on More and select Likes from the drop-down menu.
Tap on More and select Likes.
  • Scroll down and tap on the three-dots icon, given on the right side of the screen and select Edit the Privacy of your likes.
Tap on the Manage button and select the edit the privacy of your likes option.
  • Then a list of categories will appear and each one of them will have a globe icon on the right side. Tap on the category’s globe icon that you want to change.
Tap on the Globe icon of the category for likes that you want to hide.
  • You can change the option to whatever you wish as shown in the picture.

Notes

Here we show an example of turning the public icon to ‘only me’. You can choose the suitable option as per your wish for the category.

Select only me to set it as private.
  • After you set the icons, you will see the changed icon in the list.
 Category set to Only me.
  • Then you can click on the close button given at the bottom.
 Tap on Close.

This way you will be able to keep your likes on Facebook hidden from the public eye.

How to Hide Likes on Facebook?

In order to keep your social life judgment limited, and not give people the chance to give their opinions or have unnecessary discussions on how many likes or reactions your posts get – you can hide your likes on Facebook. 

And if you’re here to know how you can do that, then the following are some easy steps that can help you in no time!

On Mobile

If you want to hide your likes from your phone, then follow the steps given below:

  • Open Facebook.
 Open Facebook.

Notes

The steps are the same for Android as given here except for the first part. If you are an Android user, you have to tap the same button on the top right of the screen.

  • Tap on Menu, given at the bottom right of the screen.
 Tap on the Menu button.
  • Then go to Settings Privacy and tap on Settings.
Tap on Settings and Privacy, then open Settings.
  • Scroll down a bit and under the Preferences section, select Reaction Preferences.
Select Reaction Preferences.
  • Enable the on your posts option.
 Enable On your posts option.

Notes

If you want to hide the number of likes and reactions of other people or groups’ posts that appear on your news feed, you can also enable the “on posts from others” option.

Now, as written below the option, your number of likes, or reactions under your posts won’t be visible to other users. 

On Desktop

If you want to hide your likes from your PC or Desktop, then follow the steps given below:

  • Go to Facebook on your browser and log in.
 Open Facebook and log in to your account.
  • Tap on the drop-down icon from the top-right of the screen.
Tap on the drop-down icon.
  • Select Settings and Privacy.
Open Settings and Privacy.
  • Then tap on News Feed Preferences.
Select News Feed Preferences.
  • Select Reaction Preferences.
Select Reaction Preferences.
  • Enable the ‘On your posts’ option.
 Enable the On your posts option.

Notes

If you want to hide the number of likes and reactions of other people or groups’ posts that appear on your news feed, you can also enable the “on posts from others” option.

After following the above-given steps, you will be able to hide your likes and reactions from other people. And, if you have a Business Page on Facebook, we have also got some easy steps for you to understand how you can hide likes on your Facebook Business Page.

How to Hide Likes on Facebook Business Page?

If you are a Facebook user who also has a Facebook Business Page and wants to know how you can hide the number of likes and reactions under your posts, then the answer to your query is given below.

Unfortunately, there is no direct way to change the Settings for hiding your likes and reactions from the Business page itself. Since it is a Business Page, most users try to keep their likes and reactions visible to present their reach and engagement with the audience. For more info, you can also visit Facebook Help Centre. 

Even though you can’t hide the likes from a Business Page, you can hide your Likes section, which is visible in your account to people. And you will get to know more about it in our next topic.

How to Hide Likes Section on Facebook?

Not all of us want people to know what our likes and interests are – especially from social media. And so, some of us prefer to keep our interests to ourselves. So if you are also looking for the solution of how you can hide your Likes section on Facebook, then follow the steps given below:

Enter your Account details and tap on login.
  • Then tap on your profile icon, given on the top right of the screen.
Tap on your profile icon.
  • Tap on More and select Likes from the drop-down menu.
Tap on More and select Likes.
  • Scroll down and tap on the three-dots icon, given on the right side of the screen and select Hide Section.
Tap on the Manage button and select Hide Section.

Now, your Likes section will only be visible to you and others won’t be able to see what pages or interests you have liked.

FAQ

Can we remove unwanted likes?

Here are some steps to remove likes on Facebook:

  • Open Facebook on your device.
  • Tap on Menu.
  • Select Settings and Privacy and then, choose Settings.
  • Tap on Activity Log and select Category.
  • Press Likes and Reactions under the Interactions tab.
  • Then, your likes on specific posts will appear. 
  • Click on the three dot-icon and tap Unlike to remove the like you want to.
Is making reactions private allowed on Facebook?

Yes, Facebook allows its users to customize their likes and reactions as per their wishes. The steps to take to do so are as follows:

  • Launch Facebook.
  • Go to the Menu button.
  • Select Settings and Privacy.
  • Open Settings.
  • Click News Feed Preferences.
  • Select Reaction Preferences.
  • Enable the toggle to turn on the “on your posts” option.

This way, your reactions will be hidden from now onwards from other users.


Freddie George

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