Instagram might hide how many likes you get

Doris Richards
April 20, 2019

The validation that comes with showing-off thousands of Likes shores up the self esteem for some and hiding the Like counts could lead to people moving away from the Facebook owned app or post less often.

"We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get".

In the same series of tweets that she revealed the app design that hides likes, Wong also mentions that "Instagram is testing different styles for Lyrics, possibly as stickers". "During this test, only the person who share a post will see the total number of likes it gets". The screenshot only shows the few names who liked the post and "others".

The social media giant said in late March that it had stored passwords in plain text on its internal servers. It has led to the UK's Information Commissioner's Office calling for the removal of "nudge" techniques, such as the Like button and Snapchat streaks, which are created to keep under-18s on the platforms for longer.


It is exciting to see when your post receives likes on Instagram.

An Instagram spokesperson said the company is not testing this change right now, but said that it's always "exploring ways to reduce pressure" on its users.

It's a sad state of affairs that so many social media users tend to base self-worth on how many "likes" their post garners, but Instagram - the platform of choice for today's cultural influencers - may be trying to change that. While it may be beneficial to users' mental health, not everyone thinks the move would be a good idea.

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