Reels, an addition to Instagram, is comparable to TikTok. Instagram intends to convert all videos to Reels when user engagement with Reels increases in order to increase engagement and emphasise entertainment. Reels is an entertaining piece of entertainment, but it also takes up internet and time resources. Therefore, you can turn off Reels on Instagram to avoid watching it.
Launch Instagram on Browser
Visit the Instagram official website on your smartphone or computer by opening the browser.
Tap Log In after entering your account’s login information.
Without reels, you may start using Instagram in the browser.
Instagram Older Versions
Utilizing an earlier version of the Instagram app is one way to turn off the Reels feature. As a result, you must download an older version of Instagram from your browser.
You must allow Install Unknown Sources on your Android smartphone before downloading the programme. Install Unknown Sources and enable Allow from this source under Settings > Security.
Finally, open a browser and download the previous version of the Instagram app from reputable third-party websites.
Disabling Auto Update
- Start your smartphone’s PlayStore application.
- In the search results, look for the Instagram app and choose it.
- Next, pick the icon of three vertical meatballs and select Enable auto-update from the menu.
- Go to Settings first.
- Click App Updates in the App Store.
- Disable App Updates if you have them on.
Using Instagram Lite to Disable Reels
- Go to Play Store on your smartphone and enter “Instagram Lite” into the search field.
- Select the Instagram Lite app from the search results.
- After clicking Install, log in to the app to begin using it.
Instagram Mod Apps
You may use Instagram without seeing any videos by utilising Instagram Mod applications. However, you should exercise caution when downloading modified apps because some of them can contain bloatware and viruses that could steal your device’s data.
Hiding Reels on Instagram
- Open Instagram and navigate to the Explore tab.
- Select an Instagram Reel by tapping it.
- Tap the vertical meatballs icon again, then choose Hide.