How To Disable Reels On Instagram

After TikTok was banned in India, Instagram and other social media platforms announced new Reels which are similar to TikTok.

Users can create short videos, set music that can be shared with friends and followers, and which is similar to TikTok.

If you are looking to disable or hide Instagram reels, I can help you to do that. We have no direct option to get rid of Instagram reels directly. We have to make some changes in the way we use Instagram to get rid of reels.

If you don’t like TikTok we hope that you’ll like the new Instagram Reels.
Today, we’ll show you how to disable the new feature on Instagram and add additional guides about the new feature.

How to Disable Instagram Reels

These are the following ways to disable Instagram reals:-

1. Use Instagram on Browser

Not everyone liked Instagram Reels so the best way to disable reels on Instagram is to start using Instagram on the browser.

Unlike Instagram App, the browser version of Instagram does not support Instagram Reels which is the main benefit for the user.

You can use some best browsers like Google Chrome Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, or any browser you would like.

After login in successfully, you will be able to use Instagram without Reels on your browser. But sometimes, some of the user experience is so much different than the Instagram app.

Advantages of Using Instagram on Browser

  • You don’t get reels on your Instagram while using it on your browser.
  • Instagram can be accessed on browsers like Safari, Mozilla, and Google Chrome.
  • Instagram reels are not available on the browser version.
  • Which is a relief for some users.

2. Use Instagram Lite

Instagram Lite is the lightest or smallest version of Instagram. It does not support features like Reels. So, you can use this Instagram Lite to enjoy Instagram without reels.

This app is easily available to download from Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Instagram reels work the same as TikTok, so anyone can create short videos, add music and share these videos easily.

Reels are fun, but they ruined the original and good experience of Instagram. Facebook previously announced that they are going to remove reels from Instagram, so this will create a big impact and bring an original experience to the users.

3. Use The Old Version Of Instagram

If you don’t need Instagram Reels you can use the old version of Instagram in which reels are not available. This app can be easily found by searching in a browser. This app is also available on the Google app store and Apple app store.

To download this, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Google Play store.
  1. Download Instagram.
  2. Allow unknown sources.
  3. Now select the Instagram app in the app store and disable the auto-update option by clicking on the three-dot menu.

As we know Instagram Reels feature came to Instagram in late 2020. So, you have to ensure that the app you downloaded is the previous version.

Now it is very necessary to disable auto-update, otherwise, this will get updated and the reels feature will get added.

After installing the app, you have to do a successful login, then you can enjoy Instagram without reels. If you have an iPhone, then it is very complicated to install an older version.

I will suggest you use Instagram on the browser because to install this app on the iPhone, you have to change the functions which might be very harmful so we don’t suggest you.

Keep in mind that you need to Prevent Instagram from updating by turning off auto-update on Google Play Store.

4. Use Instagram Mod Apps

If you are unable to disable reels on Instagram with the above steps, then you can use this step either.

There are lots of Instagram mod apps that are available to download and are designed to block Instagram reels. These apps can be dangerous and give malware attacks on your phone.

After knowing about its consequences, if you still want to use these apps, then I will recommend the Instander app. It is very secure and easy to download to remove reels on Instagram.

To use this app, you first need to allow unknown sources to install the app, and sign in by entering your account details. If you find any suspicious act, uninstall the app from your smartphone and reset it.

There are some features of the Instander app:

  • This app allows users to use Instagram without ads.
  • You can download pictures and videos.
  • You can see message replies
  • Allows to see close friends list
  • You can save the story to the archive
  • Allows to watch unlimited content

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How to remove your own Instagram reels? 

To remove Instagram from your own Instagram account, follow these steps:

  1. Open Instagram.
  2. Select your Profile icon.
  3. Now select the reels section and select a reel that you want to delete.
  4. Now open that reel, the three dots menu, and select delete.
  5. After this, your reels will be permanently deleted from your Instagram account.

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How to Hide Reels on Instagram Feed

If you want to hide reels on your Instagram Feed then follow these steps:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your phone.
  2. Select Explore section.
  3. Now select the Instagram reel to hide.
  4. Tap on the three dots.
  5. Select the hide button to hide reels from your Instagram feed.

How to remove Instagram Reels from iOS

It is very difficult to install an earlier version of the Instagram app on an iOS device unlike on Android because it is a very risky and complicated procedure.

This requires a jailbreak which is a complicated procedure and a lot of things can go wrong if you’re new to it.

So I don’t recommend installing an earlier version of the app on an iOS Phone.
There is another option you can use Instagram on a web browser.

The reels feature doesn’t work on the web version, so your problem of disabling reels in Instagram can be solved.

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How to Archive and UnArchive Instagram Reels

If you want to delete posts of your family, friends, and relatives and want to see them later, then this step is best for you.

You can archive or unarchive those posts, especially reels which can be easily restored within 30 days.

So, to archive reels follow these steps:

  1. Open your Instagram.
  2. Select a post to archive.
  3. Now select the three dots menu and tap on the archive button.
  4. After that, open the archived section from your profile.
  5. Now you can see all the archived Posts as memories.

How to Report an Instagram Reel

If you see someone’s reel and think it goes against Instagram’s Community Guidelines, you can report it.

Tap in the top right of the reel you want to report. Tap Report, then follow the on-screen instructions. Keep in mind that your report is anonymous.

There may be some irrelevant reels that can appear, so you need to report those reels by following these steps.

  1. Open your Instagram.
  2. Select a post to report.
  3. Open the three dots menu.
  4. Select the report button.
  5. Follow the instructions and give a valid reason to report.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Can you turn off Instagram reels? 

Yes, you can easily turn off Instagram. If you want to do this, open the Instagram app on your device.

Then go to your profile after that tap on the three lines in the top left corner of the screen. And then tap on settings scroll down a little and tap the reels option.

And finally, toggle the switch off.

How to turn off notifications of Instagram Reels?

For this follow the steps:

  • Open Instagram app
  • Go to Settings
  • Select Notifications
  • Now disable Include in the Reel switch.

How to Hide Reels without deleting them?

You need to create a new account and keep your Reels private. On the other hand, you can create a story for a reel and share it with only specific people.

How can you hide your reels from the profile grid on Instagram? 

If you want to hide your reels from your profile grid. You need to follow the given steps:

  • Open the reels app on your device. 
  • Tap on the three lines that are on the top left corner of your screen. 
  • From there you have to tap on grid view and then toggle the show in grid option. 

Do the reels show up on your feed? 

Yes, the reels show up on your feed. Also, it is a great way to share short videos with your friends and family.

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Conclusion

This guide is very helpful to disable reels on Instagram. You can follow the steps that we mentioned above. All methods work properly if you follow them properly. You can use Instagram on the browser to get rid of reels.

Instagram Lite doesn’t have a reel feature, so you can take it a try. If both methods don’t work, then you can use the old version of the Instagram app and change its update settings to disable auto-update.

In the end, you can use Instagram mod apps if all methods don’t help you. And if you are having any kind of issue regarding this article ask them in the comment section.

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