Instagram REMOVING Likes & Views In Test Countries!

  • Published on Jul 18, 2019
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    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”
    New Zealand
    “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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Comments • 339

  • MrDaywalker1967
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  • Gutta raw Da real
    Gutta raw Da real 26 days ago

    How will people see progress

  • Ashley Leiva
    Ashley Leiva 26 days ago

    I hope they don’t test this in the United States

  • Andrew Bond
    Andrew Bond Month ago +71

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  • forktoilet
    forktoilet 2 months ago

    personally this update doesn't help me at all. im not obsessed with getting likes or anything but i have an art and edit account so i like to see my accounts grow. just my opinion btw

  • micheal Nash
    micheal Nash 2 months ago

    Why why why the fuck ? Stupid sim wits at Instagram are bored so they'll just remove features now ? Bored fucking asshole stoooppp!

    UNKNOWN 2 months ago +1

    Yeah why only these countries????

  • Armand Esin
    Armand Esin 3 months ago

    Lol I’m in Italy and I can still see them

  • nirajan mulik
    nirajan mulik 3 months ago

    This is a really good Idea..... content is more important than popularity ....hope this feature comes soon .

  • Bart Boi
    Bart Boi 4 months ago

    Of course it’s Ireland ffs

  • ilyaas khan
    ilyaas khan 4 months ago

    I can't see likes. There are some basketball posts like the last number of your likes is what you get and I cant even see the likes

  • Hasmeet Gill
    Hasmeet Gill 4 months ago +1


  • Hasmeet Gill
    Hasmeet Gill 4 months ago +1

    This is stupid like who even cries over likes that’s stupid just keep it the same

    • forktoilet
      forktoilet 2 months ago

      yeah i agree, if you cry over likes you literally have no life like who even gives a crap? i see no point in this update except for helping sensitive teens.

  • Du_Scrollst
    Du_Scrollst 4 months ago

    Its fucking dumb.

  • Hermit Crab
    Hermit Crab 4 months ago

    Did I just hear her say that

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  • Jessica
    Jessica 4 months ago +176

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  • Evan Bradshaw
    Evan Bradshaw 4 months ago

    How do you do it

  • Cearion Uy
    Cearion Uy 4 months ago

    This should be in effect in 6 countries and it's still very fresh here in Australia and it has gotten some divided responses both good and bad. However, there's still a way to check likes. You can still see people’s LIKES even though hidden - this can be seen on Phlanx “Instagram likes calculator” they have a free calculator that shows you likes per post - created solely for brands who still need to use likes to determine if an influencer suits their brands.

  • Rapstatsmedia tv
    Rapstatsmedia tv 4 months ago

    INSTAGRAM HURRY UP and do this !!!!! Such an amazing idea...Genius for us creators

  • Amalyapr
    Amalyapr 4 months ago +1

    we actually need this 😊

  • Heather Draws
    Heather Draws 4 months ago

    It's just gonna show a heart for others? But you could still see the number of likes? I agree with depends on CANADA...tho? To make the decision??? Or something? Idk how that goes...

  • Emma Smith
    Emma Smith 4 months ago

    Fantastic idea. This can only be a good thing

  • _N G P
    _N G P 4 months ago

    About time TheXvid does same 🤷🏿‍♀️

  • Precious Smith
    Precious Smith 4 months ago

    Are they going to do this in the United States?

  • Bobby Shmurda's Hat
    Bobby Shmurda's Hat 4 months ago +1

    If you get depressed over some likes on social media then you need to grow the fuck up

  • ybbor mybbor
    ybbor mybbor 4 months ago

    rip world record alexei

  • Claire Sadlowski
    Claire Sadlowski 4 months ago

    They removed that a long time ago...

  • sonia sharma
    sonia sharma 4 months ago +2

    deleted instagram..nd it feels good👍

  • Ariana روز
    Ariana روز 4 months ago

    That happened to me

  • Amii Sha
    Amii Sha 4 months ago

    Tbh I would really love this to happen. ❤️

  • Gideon
    Gideon 4 months ago

    Hope youtube will do the same

  • Sunny Shark
    Sunny Shark 4 months ago

    Can we please get this feature in Malaysia

  • Kylie Dallas
    Kylie Dallas 4 months ago +1

    They need to put likes back. Nobody wanted this, and if you’re too insecure for instagram, don’t use it. I bet people are just mad they aren’t getting any likes on their Pro-Life Vegan Feminist posts 😴

    • forktoilet
      forktoilet 2 months ago

      lmaooooo so true. people who get butt hurt over instagram likes need to grow the fuck up.

  • Steph Gomez
    Steph Gomez 4 months ago

    I actually LOVE this idea!!!!!! It'll make me feel MUCH MUCH better about Instagram. My soul CRAVES that!!

  • Amber H
    Amber H 4 months ago

    I am here for this. My account glitched and did this for about a day and I could already see a positive impact on my mentality. I think it will help with self esteem and encourage less comparison to other people. Why didnt they impliment this sooner!?

  • Adam Ferello
    Adam Ferello 4 months ago +2

    Fucking weirdos using to much drugs. People don't see likes and now they will feel better ? So then you also have to hide followers, remove blue checkmark and finally remove instagram cause some people are more beautiful than the others and some people can use a photoshop and others not. WTF ARE YOU TAKING??? IDIOTS!!

  • nika
    nika 4 months ago

    i love this

  • Another World
    Another World 4 months ago +3

    That's not good for influencers like me

    • forktoilet
      forktoilet 2 months ago

      @d b00gi let people have a job they enjoy

    • d b00gi
      d b00gi 3 months ago

      Another World get a real job🤡

  • Dina Park
    Dina Park 4 months ago

    Is this coming to Norway ???

  • Dina Park
    Dina Park 4 months ago

    This is really good. I hope now people won't do stupid challenges like licking icecream in a store and put it back. People are doing crazy ass shit for likes and sometimes they can even end up hurting themselves or others just for some likes. This is a good change in my opinion🤗❤

  • Paula Udisteanu
    Paula Udisteanu 4 months ago

    It is a great ideea. Hide that likes

  • Omar Beituni
    Omar Beituni 4 months ago

    instagtam was like ' kylie we coning for u bitch '

  • Guste Farrell
    Guste Farrell 4 months ago +1

    I live in Ireland and I can still see how many likes people have

  • n.sprungg
    n.sprungg 4 months ago +2

    they should have done that ages ago

  • Leila Bailey
    Leila Bailey 4 months ago

    Everyone: Please change the algorithm back so that the newest posts come first and people with loads of likes don’t take over?!
    Instagram: Fackkk dat. We’ll just get rid of likes so that people that get less likes feel better and influencers still get seen do better than all of you with less likes and followers 🤦🏻‍♀️

  • Martin Passow
    Martin Passow 4 months ago +2

    People can still comment if they love a photo that much. This is a game changer and prevents also "fake likes" being given to images that someone paid for to get attention. Now Instagram is all about the content, which is how it should be. OK so some people may move away from Instagram, but if your contents good and YOU love what your posting, this is only a good thing....😎

    • BubonicTonic
      BubonicTonic 4 months ago

      Martin Passow I didn’t say it’s not real... I said it’s WEAK. Those two factors are not mutually exclusive

    • Martin Passow
      Martin Passow 4 months ago +1

      @BubonicTonic LMFAO no its real. Instagram's rubbish anyway. Ads, Algorithms, Shadow Banning people for using the same hashtags as well as timeline issues.

    • BubonicTonic
      BubonicTonic 4 months ago +1

      No, it’s weak lol.

  • Nikki Lee
    Nikki Lee 4 months ago

    I hate it.

  • Tinatsei Chademana
    Tinatsei Chademana 4 months ago

    They have already tested it on one country already , by adding other countries it shows they love the idea , my point is what are they waiting for they should also do this in the USA.

  • Justice Media reloaded
    Justice Media reloaded 4 months ago

    I’m okay with it 😉

  • Ajax
    Ajax 4 months ago +2

    This is the dumbest thing ever

  • Mindy ys
    Mindy ys 4 months ago +1

    I think it’s great! It helps with mental health and anxiety. I feel like seeing a lot of likes in someone’s post makes you want to like it even more. So without seeing the amount of likes someone gets, makes you more honest in what you like

  • Idiotic Corner
    Idiotic Corner 4 months ago

    This is good

  • TJ Manou
    TJ Manou 4 months ago +8

    I think it's a healthy and a positive thing for sure. We should focus on a quality and not "please like me so i can feel special" ;)))

  • Rhoda Amokwandoh
    Rhoda Amokwandoh 4 months ago +1

    Live in Canada and people started posting more when the number of likes weren't revealed.

  • upper_class_owl 178
    upper_class_owl 178 4 months ago

    Good idea but it only seems to have been applied to the app atm but not on the website.

  • hela arif
    hela arif 4 months ago

    What about the other countries??

  • Zoey Martin
    Zoey Martin 4 months ago

    you should be able to turn the feature on and off i think

    • MoreCarStuff
      MoreCarStuff 4 months ago

      Zoey Martin kinda like TheXvid subscriber count. So [on] means they can't see your likes vice versa. [ off ] normal IG with likes

  • Nathan D.
    Nathan D. 4 months ago

    fuck this shit !!!! !!!!!!! all the work i put into my account and followed so many people and liked to ask for a like back. !!!! all the hours i spent!!!! i get 500 likes for 1 photo and now i cant even brag about it anymore!!!?????? fuck all u insecure teens go back to your momma and cry!!!!!!! thats it im fucking done with instagram !!!!!!! aaaarrrrrrgggggg. !!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!

  • cuibci
    cuibci 4 months ago

    rest in peace our meme pages :/

  • DJ-NK
    DJ-NK 4 months ago

    I don't see the real progressive people in life complaining about likes being removed from IG because they use social media the proper way it should be used, when required! The only ones i see crying and cribbing over 'like removals' are the ones with low self esteem who have been in a constant race to prove themselves to society hiding behind a veil and whom have been disconnected from themselves, reality and fallen into the trap of the negative side of social media. This is a great wake up call because honestly there was a time when real people who have achieved real success in this world and formed real meaningful relationships started doubting themselves and low self esteem started to creep in because they were comparing themselves to the likes and attention of a real life loser who was constantly glued to his phone all day and happier in getting his hits of dopamine through virtual reality addiction..

    • DJ-NK
      DJ-NK 4 months ago

      Also another way to get almost dead Facebook back to life again!