Likes

Will Hiding Likes Really Make the Internet a Better Place?

Will Hiding Likes Really Make the Internet a Better Place? As part of a unique experiment to see if it can improve the user experience and encourage more engagement and activity, Instagram is hiding the number of “likes” that are shown next to every photo or video posted on the popular social media platform. An …

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Facebook considers hiding ‘likes’ in similar move to Instagram

Facebook is considering removing publicly viewable “likes” for users’ posts, just as it has begun doing on Instagram recently. The social media giant confirmed to TechCrunch that it is considering a test of “like” counts removal, but did not give a reason for the move. Jane Manchun Wong, the reverse engineering expert, first spotted that …

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If Likes No Longer Matter on Social Media, Then What Does?

You’ve probably heard the news: Instagram is in the process of removing like counts from posts in the Instagram feed. At first blush, this might appear to be a massive change. They’re removing one of the most recognizable elements of social proof that’s ever existed. Likes are the way that we measure the world’s most …

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