Instagram is testing a way to ‘hide’ likes on posts
April 22, 2019

To put more emphasis on the content shared, not the likes received.

Instagram has already considered removing the like count on images shared, so users can focus on the actual content that their friends share, not the likes they receive. It’s an unreleased feature and was only discovered by code hunter Jane Wong who pointed out the rather controversial feature.

Instagram did say that it hasn’t tested the feature yet, but the appearance of the code does confirm that they could possibly put that feature in the future.

Which technically makes sense since most of the posts nowadays on Instagram and other social media networks is still about the numbers. More likes bring some sort of satisfaction for social media-obsessed users. It’s interesting to see how users will react if the like count is removed.

Don’t worry though, the user who posted the image will still see the number of likes it gets and since it is not even sure if it will be implemented, but it is an interesting feature that will definitely affect the platform in a big way.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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