Instagram has considered hiding the like count on people’s photos
Facebook-owned Instagram is considering hiding the number of likes a post gets on Instagram. Meaning audiences can’t see how many people have liked an individual post.
This unreleased feature was first noted by a code hunt Jane Wong, who constantly discovers hidden changes within social media applications.
According to Instagram, ” We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes you get. During this test, only the person who shared a post will see the total number of likes it gets.”
Once the feature gets rolled out, only the person who posted a photo will be able to see the number of likes it’s received. The Instagram spokesperson said: “We’re not testing this at the moment, but exploring ways to reduce pressure on Instagram is something we’re always thinking about.”