Ever since Instagram launched the reels back in August 2020, the whole picture of this social media platform has been transformed forever. Around the time of the launch, most netizens were skeptical about the launch because it closely resembled TikTok videos, and the last thing Instagrammers wanted was to turn Instagram into TikTok. But what do netizens know about what they want?
Within a very short time, Instagram proved them all wrong. The popularity of reels caught on the platform like a wildfire, and before the year ended, everybody was making reels, be it of themselves, of their holidays, nature architecture, or even random things.
Many would claim that Instagram gave a new twist to short videos. But truth be told, it was the creators of the platform who made reels what they are today. Just like everything else on Instagram is so aesthetic; that is exactly what they captured in the reels as well. And suddenly, everybody wanted to make or watch reels, so much so that the platform later dedicated a whole tab to exploring new reels. Since we’ve been talking about reels so far, you must’ve already gotten the idea of what our blog is going to be about. Spoiler alert: it’s about the views on those reels. Curious to know which direction we’re headed in? Stick with us till the end to find out!
How to Hide Views on Instagram Reels
As we mentioned earlier, as the owner of a business or public account on Instagram, any reel you make, along with its view count, is open for all Instagrammers to see. If that bothers you, or you want to control who gets to see the view count, you could consider switching to a private account.
We wouldn’t bore you with the steps you need to follow for it because we know you must be familiar with them already. But allow us to tell you this: Switching to a private Instagram will not only limit the audience of your reels’ view count but also of the reels themselves. If you go through with the switch, only the people who follow you will see your reels as well as their view. Is that something you want? Make sure you’re satisfied with your answer before reaching any decision.
Hiding view count from particular users: blocking them
If you don’t mind the usual public view on your reels’ view count but have a problem with some specific users that see them, here’s another way out for you: consider blocking them.
Because Instagram currently has no provision of hiding view counts on reels, the only other way you can compel some users to keep their nose out of your way is by blocking them. If it’s something you can consider, we needn’t tell you how blocking someone works; you might have done it many times already.
However, if this seems like a bit of an extreme measure, we’d, unfortunately, have to suggest you to make your peace with it; at least until the platform decides to launch such a feature.