Instagram Finally Hiding Like Counts Starting Next Week

Instagram is testing to remove the like count on the platform

Instagram is testing to remove the like count on the platform

The popular app will soon hide the like counts on their platform.

Mosseri went on to tweet that he is looking forward to getting feedback from users as the change rolls out to a select number of accounts in the coming days - and Instagram influencers might have one or two points to make. The Facebook-owned platform has announced that it will test the hiding like counts in the United States starting next week. "[.] I feel like in the beginning of Instagram, everything was so fun, people wanted to post their pictures, get likes [.] it just took a weird turn, was when people started to like the comments, when they were allowed to like comments or reply back to somebody's comments".

"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", said Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri. Instagram has been hiding likes in other countries including Brazil, Japan, and Canada since the spring. Those selected for testing should see a notification informing that they're part of the test.

In case you are not aware of, Instagram has been already testing with a few numbers of users by removing the like counts. The company wants people to worry less on the number of likes on their posts. However, users will continue to see the like for photos and videos that they post.

Instagram will test hiding "likes" in some accounts in the USA starting next week, according to Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri, who made the announcement at a Wired event in San Francisco Friday.

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