Instagram allows you to add up to 30 hashtags #️⃣ to your posts. When used properly, they help your content reach new people outside of your existing audience. That’s why they’re a popular organic growth 🚀 tool - - plus it’s free!
- How to hide your Instagram hashtags in your caption
- How to hide your Instagram hashtags in a separate comment
The problem? 🤔 Simply stuffing hashtags everywhere can make your posts look spammy and difficult to read. Leave them out completely and your engagement will suffer 😭
So, you may be wondering: “How can I hide my hashtags without losing the engagement? 🤷🏻♂”
In this post, we’ll show you 2 ways to hide hashtags on your Instagram posts.
#1: Hide your hashtags in your caption 📑 #
This is the most popular way we’ve seen creators hide their hashtags on Instagram at the bottom of their caption ⬇️
Here’s how to hide hashtags in your caption:
- Write your caption
- Add 3 - 5 dots at the end of the caption
- Hit enter after each dot
- Paste your hashtags
- Share your post
When someone clicks to expand your caption and read the content, the list of hashtags will appear at the bottom, thus not interfering with your actual message.
#2: Hide your hashtags in a separate comment 💬 #
If you don’t want to include your hashtags inside your caption you can hide them in a separate comment. This method requires you to either post the first comment manually or use a scheduling tool 📲 like Buffer.com that allows you to schedule your posts at best times together with the first comment.
Here’s how hide your hashtags in a separate comment:
- Go to Buffer.com
- Create a new post
- Add imagery and caption
- Paste your hashtags into the first comment field
- Schedule your post
- Done! Your hashtags will be hidden in a separate comment
Regardless of whether you hide your hashtags #️⃣ in your caption or in a separate comment under your post, you’re still going to get similar results. So, it’s up to you 😀 to decide which option works best for you.
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