Isn’t it true that Instagram is all about hashtags? Before the advent of Instagram and Twitter, # represented nothing more than the pound button you pressed after leaving a message on an answering machine.
Though hashtags are extremely important, no one wants to look at them.
Sure, one or two. But when you use 10, 20, or 30 hashtags in a single post, it just doesn’t look good.
To begin with, all of those hashtags combine to form a large wall of text.
Visitors can be put off by such large chunks. And those large blocks can also be distracting from your actual content, which, after all, should be the subject of your post – not your hashtags.
How to Hide Instagram Hashtags in the Caption
You’ve almost certainly seen the Instagram dots.
They clearly show that more content is available below, but they do not detract from your main content, which is the picture you’re sharing. Instead, they simply act as a buffer between your photo and the slew of hashtags you’ve hidden down below. The dots work by taking up so much room that the hashtags are pulled out of reach of the screen.
This is how to mask Instagram hashtags in your post’s caption.
How to Casually Insert Your Instagram Hashtags
If Instagram dots aren’t your thing, you can always covertly mask Instagram hashtags in your caption. The only difference is that you’ll have to choose just a few to concentrate on because you won’t be able to fit an entire list into a conversation. Even if you could, it would come across as desperate and less clever.
However, if you can narrow it down to just a few, incorporate them into the natural flow of conversation that you use to caption your picture. For example:
How to Hide Instagram Hashtags in the Comments
Did you know that hashtags aren’t needed in post captions? Instagram hashtags can be hidden by nesting them in the comments section beneath your photo.
There is no need for you to do something special here. Simply post the same string of hashtags as a separate comment on your image, rather than with the original post.
Go ahead and do that right after you post your photo, so you can work with the algorithm to get those tags to work when your content is new! When you’re about to go online, it’s a good idea to already have your tags copied and ready to paste.
How to Hide Hashtags on Instagram Stories
Upload a photo from your computer’s hard drive or choose one from your gallery. Simply choose any photo (or video) that you want to share on your Instagram story.
Enter any #Hashtag. Insert whatever hashtag you want to use. As soon as you start typing with a #, you’ll see a roller of hashtags from which to choose.
To make your hashtag invisible, simply tap the pen once you’ve finished writing your hashtag. We like this pen because it can match the text to any color in the picture.
Drag the pen around the screen (to the text’s background) until the hashtag matches.
And there you have it! You’ve successfully concealed your hashtag!
Hashtags are how we promote our images to the masses outside of our own feed. These promotional buckets, when chosen correctly, help us get our name and brand in front of our target audience. They are the lifeblood of promotion, broadening the scope and essential for gaining more followers.
If you find them bothersome, you now know that there are ways to hide them. Go ahead and give it a shot!