How to Hide Reactions on Facebook?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to Hide Reactions on Facebook?

Do you want to hide the reactions on Facebook?

Anyone can react with one of seven reactions on Facebook – Like, Care, Haha, Wow, Love, Angry, and Sad.

But if you don’t want to see them, Facebook lets you hide them.

The Reaction Preferences are where you can do that.

This guide will teach you how to hide reactions on Facebook.

How to hide reactions on Facebook:

  1. Tap on the Hamburger Icon and then the cogwheel icon on Facebook
  2. Tap on Reaction Preferences
  3. Check both boxes

Keep reading to find out how!

How to Hide Reactions on Facebook

How Can You Hide Reactions on Facebook?

You need to go to Reaction Preference on Facebook.

That’s where you can hide the reactions.

To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Tap on the Hamburger Icon and then the cogwheel icon on Facebook
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Hiding Facebook reactions count

Open Facebook and log in.

Then, look to the top-right corner. Find the Hamburger icon and tap on it.

This will open the menu. Now tap on the Cogwheel icon next to the magnifier glass.

  • Tap on Reaction Preferences
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Facebook reaction preferences

The Reaction Preferences option is under the Preferences menu.

The interface should look the same on all devices.

  • Check both boxes
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Facebook reaction preferences and options

You have two choices here.

Either hide reactions on “posts from others” or on your posts.

Check both boxes if you don’t want to see any reactions.

If you do this, all reactions on Facebook will disappear for you, such as News Feed, Facebook comments, and Facebook stories.

You won’t see them anymore.

Moreover, people won’t see the reaction count on your posts either.


Likes and reactions go a long way in revealing what you feel.

But you can always disable them if you want to keep your privacy on social media.

Or, if your videos don’t get too many reactions, you can hide the counter on your News Feed.

This way, you can keep your popularity intact for some time.

Go to Settings – Reaction Preferences – Hide the total number of reactions.


Who can see my comments and likes on Facebook?

Your likes and comments can be public or semi-private. If the audience to your Facebook post is set to Public, then everyone will see the post, your likes, and your comments.

But if the audience is set to Friends, only your friends will see the content and your reactions.

The same happens if you react to another person’s post. Either the post is set to Public or Friends.

So, either everyone sees your reactions or only that person’s friends.

Fortunately, even after you post something, you can change the Audience from Public to Friends or vice-versa.

So, if you don’t like that everyone can see your comments and likes, you can change the Audience.

How to get more reactions on Facebook?

People can react differently to your posts. They can respond in seven ways:

Like – The most common form of engagement on the Facebook app means you agree or like the post.

Haha – You find the most amusing and funny.

Love – This is how you show deep appreciation toward someone’s post or comment.

Sad – With this reaction, you express sadness in one way or another.

Angry – You’re angry at the content or someone’s comment.

Wow – What you see is truly impressive and has left you awed.

If you want to get more Facebook reactions to your posts, you can try several methods.

Most users report that these are the best ways to popularize your content and get more engagement:

Make your posts short and to the point. Generally, a longer post will attract fewer people.

Ask questions in the post. When you ask questions, you implicate your readers in the content, thus gaining more engagement.

Add emojis to the post. People love seeing reactions because it’s more friendly and approachable.

Write inspirational quotes – Everyone will react to those.

Post links to good content. If the content is excellent, more people will engage.

Post links to your off-site content. But make sure the content is good enough for people to enjoy.

Post funny things like anecdotes. If you’re on a business Facebook page, don’t overdo it with anecdotes. Trickle one or two between the corporate lines, and people react more.

Can you see how many times someone viewed your Facebook story?

Facebook doesn’t tell you who has seen your Story multiple times.

It only records a singular event and not repeated ones.

So, if Mike sees your Facebook stories three days in a row, your Story will only show that Mike has seen your Story.

You won’t know if he’s seen it one, three times, or 100 times.

This is a good thing since you can stalk and snoop around someone’s Facebook profile without them knowing about it.

What harm can some stalking do?

But at the same time, you also won’t know who’s stalking you. That’s something you have to live with.

However, you can see how many times your post has been viewed. That’s something, at least.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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