Instagram REMOVING Likes & Views In Test Countries!
- Published on Jul 18, 2019
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BIG changes are coming to Instagram and people have intense feelings about it
What’s up everyone, it’s Sussan Mourad here with Clevver News and Instagram just rolled out a new feature - or should I say a lack of a feature - that will hide the number of likes a person gets on their photo.
Instagram is currently testing this out in select countries, including Australia.
They went across platforms to talk about the rollout on Twitter, saying “We’re currently running a test that hides the total number of likes and video views for some people in the following countries”
“We want your friends to focus on the photos and videos you share, not how many likes they get. You can still see your own likes by tapping on the list of people who’ve liked it, but your friends will not be able to see how many likes your post has received”
So needless to say that Instagram is potentially about to change forever! Depending on the public’s response to these test rollouts, that is.
And already, people seem to have a strong response one way or the other.
One person said “I’ve had this on my account for about a month now and I love it. You don’t even notice you’re not seeing the likes after a while. I feel like it’s definitely helped with focusing on content over popularity”
While another didn’t have as positive of an opinion:
Literally, no one asked for this! Get rid of it and put our posts back into chronological order
But no matter how you feel, people all made the same joke:
Influencers when they realize they have to get a real job
In fact, some influencers have already spoken up about the change, and a lot of them are more positive than you’d think:
“I welcome the change,” said Tim Dormer in a statement to Popsugar, “I’ve always felt uneasy with how obsessed our culture has become with numbers on social media. I think it creates a false message to people that your value is based on the quantity of attention you can get”
So it might definitely be a good thing for normies.
And for influencers? Well, they probably won’t go extinct either.
You’ll still be able to see how many likes your own photos get, and that information is easily sharable with different companies and sponsors.
So don’t worry! You’ll still be seeing Sugar Bear Hair all over your timeline
But what do you guys think about this? People are always thrown off guard when a social media platform makes a change, but we seem to get used to it.
I have to admit, this is a big change though. So tell me your thoughts in the comments below .
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