The news of Instagram considering to hide the number of likes from posts has spread a wave of shock amongst the Instagrammers.
The unreleased feature that would publicly hide the like count making it visible only to the individual who has posted it was spotted by code hunter Jane Wong who said that the test states that Instagram wants “your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get.”
Instagram is testing hiding like count from audiences,
as stated in the app: "We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get" pic.twitter.com/MN7woHowVN
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 18, 2019
In a statement given to The Verge, the official spokesperson said, “We’re not testing this at the moment, but exploring ways to reduce pressure on Instagram is something we’re always thinking about.”
If this comes true, it means no self-validation for all us Instagrammers!