Since 2019, even though it is only in the testing phase, Instagram has automatically stopped displaying the “likes” counter of publications for some users, so people can focus more on the content and not on the popularity .
MADRID (Portaltic / EP). -The social network Instagram has begun testing a feature that allows users to choose whether to hide information in the “like” counter of publications, and the feature will be tested on Facebook later.
Since 2019, even though it is only in the testing phase, Instagram has stopped automatically displaying the “like” counter of publications for some users so that people can focus more on content rather than on popularity.
Now, Instagram has begun to provide a test to a small group of users around the world, as a test, Instagram can choose between three options for how they perceive “likes” on the platform, as the company confirmed to TechCrunch.
The first hides all Instagram “likes” counters, while the second only removes them from the user’s own posts. The third party keeps the information complete and continues to report “likes”.
This configuration can be established separately from the settings menu of the social network and in each publication through the three-point button on the “Post”.
Similarly, Facebook has confirmed that it is preparing for the arrival of similar features to its eponymous social network, and conducted a test that will allow users to hide “like” counters as needed.This feature will be tested in the next few weeks and has now been extended to TechCrunch.