Threads tips and tricks: Want to hide the like counts on your posts? Do it easily this way

Threads tips and tricks: If you do not want to get into the rat race of chasing likes, you can hide the like count to focus on meaningful interactions. After all, that is what Threads is all about, isn't it? Know how to do it.

| Updated on: Jul 12 2023, 19:07 IST
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1/7 On their part, Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, posted this note on the Threads app, “Here we go. We have lots of work to do, but we’re looking to build an open, civil place for people to have conversations.” (REUTERS)
2/7 At the same time, Meta Platforms CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said, "Our vision is to take the best parts of Instagram and create a new experience for text, ideas, and discussing what's on your mind.” (AP)
3/7 Elon Musk - While Musk did not directly talk about the Threads app, the Twitter chief took a dig at Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s comment about how Twitter runs, saying, “It is infinitely preferable to be attacked by strangers on Twitter than indulge in the false happiness of hide-the-pain Instagram.” Musk also responded to a meme with a laughing emoji on Twitter which showed a keyboard with copy-and-paste buttons, implying that Threads was just a copycat of Twitter. (REUTERS)
4/7 Jack Dorsey - The former Twitter CEO and current co-founder of Bluesky Social mocked the similar interface of several Twitter alternatives in a tweet. He wrote, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 7 Twitter clones.” (REUTERS)
5/7 Bill Gates - Announcing his arrival on the new microblogging platform, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates wrote on Threads, “I’m excited to jump into @threadsapp,” while also sharing a GIF of him jumping over a chair. (REUTERS)
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6/7 Carl Pei - Nothing co-founder and CEO Carl Pei has also joined Threads. In his first post, he wrote, “I don’t know if Threads is going to make it or not, but at least it has closed the door for Bluesky.” (Bloomberg)
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7/7 M.G. Siegler - In a tweet, M.G. Siegler, general partner at Google Ventures wrote about Threads, “Sort of strange that Instagram is about to launch Threads to try to eat Twitter just as Retro is starting to eat Instagram Stories…” (Google Ventures)
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You can hide the like count on Threads’ posts. Just follow these easy steps. (Instagram)

Threads tips and tricks: Social media can be a place where you interact with people, share ideas and experiences, and entertain yourself, or it can be a toxic space where you feel pressurized by the constant desire to participate in some kind of a popularity contest and fixate on the number of likes you get compared to others in your circle. And to ensure the latter does not become your primary experience on social media, Meta platforms like Instagram and Facebook added a tool in 2021 that lets users decide whether they want people to know the number of likes they get, or to hide it and focus entirely on discussion. But if you have just joined Threads and want to hide the likes there as well, you can do so by following a few easy steps. Know what they are.

Benefits of hiding like count

When the feature was first announced by Instagram, the post highlighted, “This way, if you like, you can focus on the photos and videos being shared, instead of how many likes posts you get”. The biggest benefit of hiding likes is detaching yourself from the thought of caring about the number of likes your posts get.

Every time we post, most of us end up checking frequently how the number of likes rises and whether it can beat the previous posts or not. Oftentimes, we even determine the value of the post by the number of likes it receives. Eventually, our feelings about the event or the object in the photo also change according to the number of likes. This is a toxic cycle and many experts believe that it is a big reason for social media-driven anxiety and depression.

Instead, you can hide them and just focus on the discussions that take place and the comments your friends and family post. If this sounds like something that you can relate to and would like to give it a try, then all you need to do is follow these steps.

How to hide like count on Threads

1. Open the Threads app on your smartphone. Log in to your account if you haven't.

2. Then, go to the profile tab (it is the first tab from the right).

3. Here, you can see all your posts. You can also make new posts.

4. Once a post has been uploaded, you will see three horizontal dots on the top right of the post.

5. Tap on it. A drop-down menu should appear. Click on the option that says ‘Hide like count'.

6. That's it. You can follow similar steps to unhide a post as well.

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First Published Date: 12 Jul, 19:06 IST