Instagram planning to hide like count from audience
Instagram describes the feature as one aimed at followers to focus on what one shares, not how many likes a post gets.
It is exciting to see when your post receives likes on Instagram. However, as part of a limited test aimed at promoting the well-being of the users, the Facebook-owned company is looking at hiding the count from the audience.
Serial tipster and reverse engineering expert, Jane Manchun Wong, who first spotted the design change test, shared a screenshot of her Instagram post on which only one person who liked the post was shown.Instagram describes the feature as one aimed at followers to focus on what one shares, not how many likes a post gets. Only the person who shares the post will be able to see the total number of likes.
Instagram is testing hiding like count from audiences,— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 18, 2019
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
Instagram is also testing more features like stickers for direct. At present users can send GIFs, pictures, videos and voice recordings on Instagram Direct. The photo sharing app could update its music feature for Stories as well. Instagram Music lets users add songs to their Stories. It is now testing lyrics sticker for Stories.