Instagram feature comes to Facebook
App researcher, Jane Manchun Wong has found a code inside Facebook’s Android app that hides the exact amount of likes on a post from everyone but the original poster.
After testing and already providing the feature for Instagram, Facebook confirmed “that it’s considering a test that would hide like counts, but that the test hasn’t started running yet”.
Facebook owned Instagram had provided the feature, with the company saying the purpose behind the move is to remove the pressure among users who are concerned about the reach of their posts and impressions.
“We want people to worry a little bit less about how many likes they’re getting on Instagram and spend a bit more time connecting with the people that they care about,” Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, said during a conference in California, in April.