Instagram ‘likes’ are not well-liked

Instagram hides ‘likes’: Instagram is hiding the ‘likes’ count on the app in several countries to remove social pressure on users. This update allows only the user to see the number of likes a post has received. The followers of the user won’t be able to see it. The photo and video-sharing social networking app has started this test on a trial-basis in Canada, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy and Japan.

 

Instagram is doing this because it wants to “remove the pressure” for how many ‘likes’ a post will receive.

 

The decision comes ahead of the UK government’s online harms legislation, which could lead to the creation of a social media regulator that would enforce a statutory “duty of care” on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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