Internet-based photo-sharing app, Instagram has introduced two new features that you can add in your stories — Location and Hashtags. The addition of locations and hashtag improves the visibility of your stories on the Explore page, where anyone can view your location or hashtag based stories.
Having said that what if you want to prevent those Hashtag and Location appearing on the photos to increase the engagement. Well, there is an option for that as well. So follow the below steps to prevent the hashtag from appearing.
Step 1: Open your Instagram app and post a story you would like to on the app.
Step 2: Once you are done with the content write down things you want to convey through by tapping "Aa" icon.
Step 3: Now write the hashtag by tapping the sticker icon at the top of your screen and choose stickers that you prefer.
Step 4: After writing hashtags, tap on done.
Step 5: Now in order to make it disappear from the story place your thumb and index finger, pinch-in to minimize the tag until it's impossible to see.
Step 6: Now place it on the corner of the image/video, where you feel that cannot be seen.
Step 7: This is a great way, where you can get your stories listed on Explore page as well as hides those tags so they don't take up valuable space on your content.