Instagram will start to hide the number of likes under the photos
A massive change is waiting for the social network that belongs to Facebook. Instagram is considering hiding likes under users ‘ photos.
Instagram wants «followers focused on what everyone shares, and not on how many likes the posts receive». Only the person who posted the photo will be able to see the number of received likes.
The Independent reports that the Office of the British Information Commissioner has recommended social platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat to offer the ability to disable features such as showing likes that demonstrate the «popularity» of users. The Agency wants to ban these features to protect the safety and mental health of the youngest users of the platforms.
The number of likes often adversely affects the Outlook of users and attitude to themselves. It also encourages people to post less authentic content to please others.