Instagram planning to hide like counts in posts
Popular Social Media App Instagram may soon hide your posts like count in order to fight social media addiction and competition between users.
The small design changes were being tested internally and could be rolled out to the public soon.
The reason for this change is to reduce the addiction of social media and more towards ‘Likes’ which is similar to the drug ‘proved by some studies.
Many social media companies were woken up to this issue and coming up with alternate solutions.
Now, the latest joining to this cause is the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram.
Instagram is reportedly working on a prototype design to hide the likes of users from their accounts posts, the only person who shares the post will able to see how many likes it has received and rest of the people or followers will could not the see likes.
This simple change is being made in its design to focus more on what the user’s shares rather than the likes they got.
This design tweak was spotted by reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong and reported by TechCrunch.
He shared some screenshots of those design tweaks through his social media account! you can check out those screenshots here…
Instagram is testing hiding like count from audiences,
as stated in the app: "We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get" pic.twitter.com/MN7woHowVN
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 18, 2019
As you see in the above screenshots, a user can only see one name and a couple of photos who liked the post.
The design change will now add a ‘View Likes‘ button to it so the user can view how many likes he got and this button is only visible to the person who shares the post.
Instagram also stated about this tweak by saying’ we only want your followers to focus more on what you share rather than the likes you got’.
This interesting design change will definitely reduce somewhat of a competition between the users and their followers and make them focus more on what they are sharing.
Let’s see how it will be received by the users when it out in the public domain.
Till now there is no official confirmation about when this feature will be made available to the public but it is quite a positive step from Facebook Owned Company.