It has been known for a while now that Instagram is testing in seven countries including Canada, removing like counts from posts for users on their platform but apparently their parent company Facebook could be possibly be bringing the new initiative there as well. The testing on Instagram allows for the user to see their own total likes on a post, but it is hidden from their followers. AltPress turned us onto this whole story and we like them without having to click on anything.
Tech expert Jane Manchun Wong discovered the simple yet big change to the social media platform and tweeted it out. Tech Crucnh later reported that Facebook confirmed it was indeed looking into it, but that it was not live for all users.
Facebook is working to hide like counts, too!https://t.co/WnUrM12aZg
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) September 2, 2019
Wait, if people don’t see my liked posts will I know if I am liked?