Instagram takes the private like counts test global

Instagram Hidden Likes

This is what you’ll be seeing

Likewise, you will not be able to see how many likes others' posts have received.

Instagram says that the general feedback from users part of testing from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand has been positive.

For users who feel a little hesitant about the change, there's no need to panic. "Limit" was additionally a characteristic lately introduced to guard your account from undesirable interactions. When I click on "others", there's a list of people who liked the post, but not the number. "It's a win-win situation for creative content creators, brands and purposes of an Instagram based businesses", she added.

Instagram is now testing hiding "likes" count globally, including in India and a small percentage of users will initially be a part of this.

"The idea is to try to depressurize Instagram, make it less of a competition, and give people more space to focus on connecting with the people they love and things that inspire them". And according to Constine, influencers in countries with hidden like counts on IG saw up to a 15 percent decrease in total likes across posts.

The Facebook-owned service said it's rolling out the test worldwide. It's surely watching closely to determine how the test improves mental health, but also how it impacts usage of the app.

One suggested solution offered in response to the social network's original tweet about hiding likes was the ability to let users choose whether or not they want to hide their likes. However, since the numbers are only visible to them, there's no longer a need to buy likes.

That users can still see their own like count but not others' is notable.

Putting an end to the popularity contest might lead people to share more unconventional, silly or artsy posts regardless of their public reception.

The story of Instagram with the number of likes It's nearly like the story of Peter and the Wolf.

According to WIRED, "Social media researchers have argued that when users tailor their content to whatever garners the most engagement (or outrage), the result is a radicalized environment that makes healthy, happy conversations nearly impossible". Facebook and Instagram are intertwined. This includes social media influencers whose sponsorships sometimes depend on the like count they generate.

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