Facebook is the best, easy to use, and most secure social media platform that connects users around the world. They have added tons of features and fixes. However, the one we will be talking about today is Reaction Preferences. I know it’s been months but now the feature is more stable and easy to use. That is why I wanna show you what is the reaction preferences on Facebook how it works, and also how to enable and disable this in the settings.
Actually, the Reaction Preferences feature on Facebook allows you to hide and unhide the total number of reactions on posts you have created on your Facebook Profile or News Feed. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to hide such counts for a specific post. If Facebook adds such a feature in the upcoming updates, we will definitely update this article.
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What are Reaction Preferences on Facebook?
Facebook has introduced the Reaction Preferences under the “Preferences” section in Settings. It’s available on all devices, e.g. Facebook web version on PC, and the Facebook app. The feature lets you hide and unhide the total number of reactions on all of the posts you have created on your profile or news feed. Once you enable this setting, people won’t be able to see the total number of reactions to any of your Facebook posts. However, you can choose to disable this setting and let people see the same as before.
However, keep in mind that you cannot do this for an individual or specific Facebook post. In short, once you enable the feature, the number of reactions to all your posts will remain hidden from people/friends/ and or the public.
Moreover, If you create posts from other places e.g. Pages and Stories, Groups, Marketplace, etc. Everyone on Facebook will be able to see its reactions count. Though Facebook will show you (only you) each of your post’s reactions counts. So don’t worry about that, once turn on the settings, just open a post you have made on Facebook in an incognito window to check if it is working. Of course, it will. For your information now you can also choose to undo the reaction you have made on other posts on Facebook and Messenger.
Hide Number of Reactions on Your Facebook Posts
You can easily hide the total number of reactions on your Facebook posts. Thanks to Facebook, you can manage this setting in the Facebook app and Facebook Web for PC. First, I will show you how to do this in the Facebook app, then computer. So, without further talking, let’s get started:
On Facebook App
Open the Facebook app and tap the Menu icon at the top right. Now tap the Settings & Privacy option and go to Settings. Navigate to the Preferences section and tap Reactions and Preferences. Enable the toggle next to the “On your posts” option. You will a notification that your settings have been updated. That is it, this is exactly how you can hide the number of reactions or reaction count on your Facebook posts. In short:
- In the Facebook app, tap Menu at the top right.
- Tap Settings & Privacy then Settings.
- Tap Reaction Preferences.
- Turn on the toggle next to the “On your posts” option, that is it.
This will completely hide such counts on the posts you have created on your timeline or news feed. If you post in other places e.g. pages, stories, etc. Facebook won’t hide those number of reactions. This is limited to your profile and news feed posts only. If you are using the Facebook web version on your computer. Then follow these steps instead:
On the Facebook Web (PC)
Doesn’t matter if you are using the Facebook app or PC version. Facebook lets you manage reaction preferences on each device and then you can choose to hide the number of reactions count on your Facebook posts. Anyways, here is how to do it on Facebook Web:
Go to facebook.com on your PC and log in to your account. Then click the drop-down arrow icon and click Settings & Privacy. Click News Feed Preferences then Reaction Preferences. Now to enable the toggle next to the “On your posts” option. That is Facebook will now hide all the reaction count on your posts.
- Click the drop-down arrow icon at the top right.
- Now click Settings & Privacy.
- Go to News Feed Preferences, then Reaction Preferences.
- Turn on the toggle next to the “On your posts” option.
That is it guys, when you enable this setting, people won’t see the total number of reactions count under the posts you share on your profile and news feed. However, this does not hide other posts you create in groups, pages, etc.
Unhide Number of Reactions on Your Facebook Posts
You may change your mind in the future and wanna show or unhide the total number of reactions under your posts again. Don’t worry you can follow the above steps and disable the toggle next to the “On your posts” option. However, if you need step-by-step instructions to unhide the number of reactions on your Facebook posts then follow these steps:
To unhide the reaction count on the Facebook app: Open the Facebook app > Menu which is three lines at the top > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Reaction Preferences > Turn Off the toggle next to the “On your posts” option.
To unhide the reaction count on Facebook Web: Login to your Facebook account, then click the drop-down icon at the top right. Click Settings & Privacy > News Feed Preferences > Turn Off the toggle next to the “On your posts” option, and you are good to go.
Please keep in mind that Facebook may update the user interface at any time. So, if they do we will constantly update this article and keep you guys up to date. Moreover, if you have any trouble while doing so, then don’t forget to leave a comment down below. I will be more than happy to help with how to hide and unhide the total number (counts) on your Facebook Posts.