Last week Instagram announced that it would continue with the implementation of hiding like counts on posts, with all Facebook and Instagram users now able to choose whether or not they display like counts on each of their updates.
How to hide likes on your Instagram
You can hide like counts on your own content before or after sharing. Select the three dots in the upper right corner above a post, then hit “Hide Like Count.” This setting can be turned on or off anytime.
How to hide likes in your Instagram feed
To hide like counts on other people’s posts on Instagram, go to the Posts section under Settings. Then, hit the toggle next to “Hide Like and View Counts.” This will apply to all posts in the feed.