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Instagram can get rid of “likes” on posts

Instagram silently tests a feature that would hide "like" from the general point of view. TechCrunch reports that the feature, first discovered by researcher Jane Manchun Wong, still allows the poster to see how many people a post receives, and by whom. But to the average viewer is all that is shown in the lower left corner under a picture or video "Like of [name] and others." "We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many like your posts get," reads a statement about the feature. "During this test, only the person who shares a post will see the total number likes it." Instagram tests hiding like counting from the audience, listed in the app: "We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many like your posts get" pic.twitter.com / MN7woHowVN &#821 1; Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 18, 2019 Jezebel points out that the group likely to affect is influencers. Those who make money on their social media expect to "like" to prove that they follow potential sponsorship partners and to measure their reach as advertisers. While people will still be able to access their "similar" bills, it may not be difficult to talk to brands who want to advertise with an influence. Instagram confirmed the test to TechCrunch ] but said it is only an internal prototype. It seems that social media giants are looking for ways to reduce its effect on mental health. "We're not testing this right now,"…

Instagram silently tests a feature that would hide “like” from the general point of view. TechCrunch reports that the feature, first discovered by researcher Jane Manchun Wong, still allows the poster to see how many people a post receives, and by whom. But to the average viewer is all that is shown in the lower left corner under a picture or video “Like of [name] and others.”

“We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many like your posts get,” reads a statement about the feature. “During this test, only the person who shares a post will see the total number likes it.”

Jezebel points out that the group likely to affect is influencers. Those who make money on their social media expect to “like” to prove that they follow potential sponsorship partners and to measure their reach as advertisers. While people will still be able to access their “similar” bills, it may not be difficult to talk to brands who want to advertise with an influence.

Instagram confirmed the test to TechCrunch ] but said it is only an internal prototype. It seems that social media giants are looking for ways to reduce its effect on mental health. “We’re not testing this right now,” a spokesman told the publication. “But exploring ways to reduce the pressure on Instagram is something we always think about.”

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