On Friday, Instagram’s CEO Adam Mosseri announced the company would be testing hidden likes in the U.S. from next week. This feature is already been tested in several countries like Brazil, Japan, Italy, and Canada.
In this feature, no one is able to see the no. of “Likes” on your post, they can Like the post but can’t see the number. Only the owner of the post is able to watch the numbers.
Instagram had also remove the “Following” tab last month from the app. The Facebook-owned company is trying to make the internet a safe place to meet new people.
“The idea is to de-pressurize Instagram, make it less of a competition,” Mosseri said. “And give people more space to focus on connecting with people that they love, things that inspire them. But it’s really focused on young people. We have to see how it affects how people feel about the platform.”
On which some celebrities replied that Comments are more harmful than “Likes”.
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