Why Is Instagram Removing Like Count?

Why is Instagram considering hiding likes on your posts? It’s something Instagram has already been testing in the following countries with Canada being the first test market…

  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Brazil
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

“So why hide likes? Instagram says it’s “because [they] want your followers to focus on the photos and videos you share, not how many likes they get.” (TechCrunch) Watch the brief video below for a full explanation from the Instagram head, Adam Mosseri.

The question we’re asking, “When will they attempt to test this new shift with their platform in the United States?” Hum… Will the U.S. market be able to understand the new vision behind the reasoning of hiding likes is to improve the well-being of its users?

We would love to hear your feedback on how you think this shift on hiding likes will affect how you use Instagram and will this bleed over onto other social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest or the likes?

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