From now you can hide like counts on your posts on Facebook and Instagram
After testing for years, the social media giant has finally decided to roll out the new feature of hiding like counts on its platforms so from now you can hide like counts on your posts on Facebook After the new update, the users can hide the total number of likes and views on a particular post of their timeline on Facebook or Instagram. The social media networking giant has brought out the new feature for two of its mediums i.e. Instagram and Facebook. Out of these two mediums, Facebook has been the first time seeing the hide option for views and like counts. On the other hand, Instagram has been experiencing this new update after the pressure from the experts. Yes, you read t right!!! The pressure from the experts!!! This happened due to the anxiety and depression faced by the users for the likes on their images on the app.
According to the company, by removing the like counts, they’ll be able to reduce stress and feel confident. As per the research conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health UK way back in 2017; the number of likes and views seen by the youth on someone else post is driven them to various mental health problems. As the younger people are going to complex after seeing their number of likes and views compared to others. This was the main reason why the experts emphasized Facebook to remove the like counts on Instagram. As a reminder, the new feature of likes count was announced by Facebook on Wednesday in a blog post.
As per the spokesperson of Instagram, they conducted a research to check whether removing like counts would help to reduce complexity and depression among the depressed people. After the research was done, they found that they had a mixture of reviews, some find it helpful for removing anxiety or complexity, and others find it annoying because they wanted to see the trending or hot topics by seeing the number of views and likes on a post.
From now on Instagram, users can find an option on each post for letting others see the total number of likes and views on their posts. After the update, users can limit the number of views and likes on a particular post as well as on all of their posts. Meanwhile, the other users of Instagram will be able to see the list of accounts that like the post rather than the total number of likes on it. However, the new feature is available on Instagram now, but this new update will be coming in next week or two for Facebook also.
Initially, Facebook started testing this feature way back in September 2019 to check the user experience on the application. Also, Instagram had been testing several tests for the removal of like’s counts in the recent years. But from now, this has finalized for its users for a better experience of the app. Notably, the person who posts will be able to see the total number of likes and views.