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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!

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  1. How to hide your Instagram hashtags in your caption
  2. 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:

  1. Write your caption
  2. Add 3 - 5 dots at the end of the caption
  3. Hit enter after each dot
  4. Paste your hashtags
  5. 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.

how to hide your instagram hashtags in your caption

Source: @Kofi_button

#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 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:

  1. Go to
  2. Create a new post
  3. Add imagery and caption
  4. Paste your hashtags into the first comment field
  5. Schedule your post
  6. Done! Your hashtags will be hidden in a separate comment

How to hide your Instagram hashtags in a separate comment

Source: @Copyposse

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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