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 • 331

  • Bart Boi
    Bart Boi 5 days ago

    Of course it’s Ireland ffs

  • ilyaas khan
    ilyaas khan 7 days 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 9 days ago


  • Hasmeet Gill
    Hasmeet Gill 9 days ago

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

  • Ari
    Ari 10 days ago

    Its fucking dumb.

  • Noble Jacinto
    Noble Jacinto 11 days ago

    Did I just hear her say that

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  • Jessica
    Jessica 12 days ago +47

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  • Evan Bradshaw
    Evan Bradshaw 12 days ago

    How do you do it

  • Cearion Uy
    Cearion Uy 15 days 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 15 days ago

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

  • Amalyapr
    Amalyapr 17 days ago

    we actually need this 😊

  • Heather Draws
    Heather Draws 18 days 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 19 days ago

    Fantastic idea. This can only be a good thing

  • _Nafungo
    _Nafungo 19 days ago

    About time TheXvid does same 🤷🏿‍♀️

  • Precious Smith
    Precious Smith 20 days ago

    Are they going to do this in the United States?

  • Eka Shofwan Pratama
    Eka Shofwan Pratama 21 day ago

    Love it

  • Bobby Shmurda's Hat
    Bobby Shmurda's Hat 21 day ago

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

  • ybbor mybbor
    ybbor mybbor 22 days ago

    rip world record alexei

  • Claire Sadlowski
    Claire Sadlowski 22 days ago

    They removed that a long time ago...

  • sonia sharma
    sonia sharma 22 days ago +1

    deleted instagram..nd it feels good👍

  • skinntea kween
    skinntea kween 22 days ago

    That happened to me

  • Amii Sha
    Amii Sha 22 days ago

    Tbh I would really love this to happen. ❤️

  • Gideon
    Gideon 23 days ago

    Hope youtube will do the same

  • Reniece XOXO
    Reniece XOXO 24 days ago +1

    Its better if they remove comments (opinion)

    • BubonicTonic
      BubonicTonic 19 days ago

      Reniece XOXO Since they care about weak minded people so much, they should just go ahead and remove followers... because it might hurt people’s feelings 🙄

  • sunny shark
    sunny shark 24 days ago

    Can we please get this feature in Malaysia

  • Kylie Dallas
    Kylie Dallas 24 days ago

    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 😴

  • Steph Gomez
    Steph Gomez 24 days ago

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

  • Amber H
    Amber H 24 days 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 26 days ago +1

    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 26 days ago

    i love this

  • Another World
    Another World 26 days ago +3

    That's not good for influencers like me

  • Dina Park
    Dina Park 26 days ago

    Is this coming to Norway ???

  • Dina Park
    Dina Park 26 days 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 27 days ago

    It is a great ideea. Hide that likes

  • Omar Beituni
    Omar Beituni 27 days ago

    instagtam was like ' kylie we coning for u bitch '

  • Guste Farrell
    Guste Farrell 27 days ago +1

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

  • n.sprungg
    n.sprungg 27 days ago +1

    they should have done that ages ago

  • Leila Bailey
    Leila Bailey 27 days 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 27 days 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 19 days 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 19 days 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 19 days ago +1

      No, it’s weak lol.

  • Nikki Lee
    Nikki Lee 27 days ago

    I hate it.

  • Tinatsei Chademana
    Tinatsei Chademana 27 days 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

    I’m okay with it 😉

  • Ajax
    Ajax 28 days ago +2

    This is the dumbest thing ever

  • Mindy ys
    Mindy ys 28 days 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 29 days ago

    This is good

  • TJ Manou
    TJ Manou 29 days ago +7

    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 29 days 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 29 days ago

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

  • hela arif
    hela arif 29 days ago

    What about the other countries??

  • Zoey Martin
    Zoey Martin 29 days ago

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

    • MoreCarStuff
      MoreCarStuff 27 days 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. 29 days 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 Month ago

    rest in peace our meme pages :/

  • DJ-NK
    DJ-NK Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Fadi Makdessi
    Fadi Makdessi Month ago +1

    Business motivation: reducing 'influencers' side paid promotions and pushing companies to buy instagram ads.
    Yeah! Facebook and co. had always cared about your mental health.

  • Sophia Gabrielle
    Sophia Gabrielle Month ago +1

    I don’t like that feature. And I hope I won’t ever see it world wide on instagram.

    • Lvnatíc
      Lvnatíc 27 days ago +1

      @Sophia Gabrielle, At least give us some options. There’s people who want to post their works like me, I was planning on doing digital art and posting it, seeing if people are interested. But it’s not the end of the world. There’s still way better social apps than instagram.

  • Ethical Family
    Ethical Family Month ago +2

    Can I remove it if I don't agree with it?

    • Lvnatíc
      Lvnatíc 27 days ago

      @Ethical Family, I hate the idea of this but I kind of respect it and I’ll just stay in my other socials.

  • Daniel Dance
    Daniel Dance Month ago

    it sucks so bad honestly

  • Paddy O'Door
    Paddy O'Door Month ago +1

    this will kill instagram even if it is a nice idea

    • Lvnatíc
      Lvnatíc 27 days ago

      @Paddy O'Door, Instagram has always been dead though.

  • AngelinaNgo
    AngelinaNgo Month ago +1

    Canada hasn’t had likes or views in months and honestly it’s unnoticeable. You’ll of course be distraught for a few hours, but there’s really no difference.

  • William Da Silva
    William Da Silva Month ago +1

    But what about the egg?

  • husk kie
    husk kie Month ago

    love this like doesn't define us ... but sorry influencers who make money through likes and views

  • Ellis Peters
    Ellis Peters Month ago +1

    It’s just going to make people buy tons of followers because there will be no way to tell if the followers are legit because we won’t be able to see if the likes are proportional to the followers...

  • Gabbie B
    Gabbie B Month ago +1

    Well im in lithuania soooooooo😕

  • A D
    A D Month ago +2

    Great news... They should get rid of likes completely

  • adamd664
    adamd664 Month ago

    Yay usually the uk would be included for stuff like this😂😂

  • Angels Beauty
    Angels Beauty Month ago

    im in ireland and this has NOT been rolled out yall are trippin

    • Waffle One
      Waffle One Month ago

      Angels Beauty it’s hasn’t in ireland yet... it has in many countries what are u even taking about

  • Joshua Olivas
    Joshua Olivas Month ago +1

    Honestly I love this

  • Ringette Rulz
    Ringette Rulz Month ago

    Lol Canada has been like this for awhile now

  • Matthew Bell
    Matthew Bell Month ago

    It's weird but I kind of like the idea

  • naomi gal
    naomi gal Month ago

    I’m living for instagrams new change . I haven’t yet updated my Instagram but I’m definitely doing it now . I definitely think it will be a good thing , I know so many people who focus to much on the likes they receive and therefore measure their worth by the amount of likes and views they receive on instagram so I’m happy about the instagram update , definitely .

  • Iconic Juan
    Iconic Juan Month ago +1

    I'm only accepting this because my account has been REALLY DRY!
    @ICONICJUAN self promo😂

  • Lisa De Waal
    Lisa De Waal Month ago

    It’s great!!!😍😍😍

  • Jenille Noreiga
    Jenille Noreiga Month ago +1

    Nothing is wrong with that tbh people focus to much on likes and not on the photo itself

  • Onyinyechi Obelle
    Onyinyechi Obelle Month ago

    Definitely don't like the idea. The kids can still find ways to compare their likes; hidden or not. Social media isn't for everyone.

    • Waffle One
      Waffle One 27 days ago

      Lvnatíc instagram isn’t made for promoting or make a living off. It’s an app! Get over it and stop replying to me when I’m not talking to you. They can move on to a different app like TheXvid, Snapchat,tiktok or Twitter. Stop acting like this change is going to destroy lives.

    • Lvnatíc
      Lvnatíc 27 days ago

      @Waffle One, enjoy the app? Some people aren’t enjoying one bit. There are models, companies, people with their careers using money and effort into their posts only to find out that an update changes the likes selection because of those with weak mentality and insecurities.

    • Waffle One
      Waffle One Month ago

      But they are helping people to enjoy the app them taking away people from seeing how many likes they have is good and it’s less likely for other people to be so concerned with the amount of likes someone has I bet they will just move on and find something else

  • Savannah Barker
    Savannah Barker Month ago

    Please no