Instagram Live has gained a lot of popularity since the feature to share the live video as Story for re-watching was launched. In an earlier tutorial, we told you how to disable comments on Instagram live video but it was helpful if you are going live(owner) and not if you are the one viewing the live video. So, in this tutorial, we share how to hide comments when watching Instagram live in real-time and when it is shared as Stories. so, let us get to it.
Update: The methods mentioned here have stopped working. We will update the article once they start functioning again or when we find new ones.
Hide Comments When Watching Instagram Live When it’s Happening
Well, this is quite straightforward. If you don’t want the hearts and comments coming up on the screen then you can peacefully view it without any of it by tapping on the screen once.
This will get rid of any comments or hearts and you will only see the live video. You can get them back later during the video by tapping again if desired.
But what if you didn’t get a chance to see the live video while it was happening and now you’re viewing it in the Stories section. You might have already figured that tapping on the screen this time won’t remove the comments but it will forward or rewind the video by 15 seconds.
So, if you want to achieve this then follow the method below.
Hide Comments When Viewing Instagram Live in Stories
It is not possible while viewing live video from the Android or iOS app but you can do this on your PC/Mac.
Well, this is not the first time and is definitely not going to be the last when a Chrome extension saves the day.
So, if you don’t already have Chrome browser then install it on your computer.
- Once you have it, install the Chrome IG Story extension using the following link.
- Visit Instagram website and log in to your account.
- You should see all the stories with live videos of the people you’re following listed at the top of your feed.
- All you need to do is tap on the desired live video.
The live video will play without any comments to keep you from getting distracted.
Now, this will not only allow you to view Instagram live videos without comments but also the owner won’t get notified that you viewed it. So, yes you can use this method to watch Instagram live without them knowing.
So, if you’re an Instagrammer then this is one extension you must have. It serves multiple purposes.
Currently, you cannot hide comments from Instagram live when added to Stories from the app. But this method enables you to do it from a computer and this is definitely the best shot you got right now.
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