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LIKE counts to be hidden from Instagram, says a test

Each and everyone has their own opinion and views about social media and its content, but one issue that everyone faces is the number of likes a person has. There are people who go to any extent to do things that would make them earn likes for their posts, for their fame, which is of course not good.

The latest test feature of Instagram by Jane Manchun Wong includes a version that doesn’t allow the audience to see how many likes one has got. The person who has posted can only be able to watch the number of likes.

“We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get. During this test, only the person who shares a post will see the total number of likes it gets.”, says the tester.

This would possibly help people to build, develop and spread out the love on social media about what they have posted and not about how many likes a person has got. This would either make them understand the value of what they had posted or it wouldn’t create much impact at all.

Instagram has cleared to TechCrunch that this test is an internal one, and the test can’t be observed by the public until it is shown to them. This feature does not hide the follower counts, which of course, measures one’s popularity and fame.

At least, we would not hear the “most-liked post ever” (even if it was for a good cause), which created a huge trend, making many follow this idea, and doing the same.

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Julie Rivera

Julie Rivera

Julie Rivera is the founder of Bulletinland, and her area of interest is management of the website and covering technology related news. Online Journalism is what Intrigued Julie to plunge into online content development. She has a Master’s degree in Journalism from one of the reputed colleges of Pennsylvania

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