A little revolution on Facebook and Instagram: You can now hide the likes

After years of consulting The social networking site Facebook – who owns Instagram – made one last decision. Users of both platforms will have the option to show or hide “likes” on their posts and those of others.

It was announced last month Instagram And Facebook indicated that they will launch a beta project where some users can hide the number of likes. Not a new idea, as both social networks have been working on similar projects for several years.

After these tests, the company found that this new feature captured some users, while others had a lot less. After the bullet is finally through the church. Facebook and Instagram announced on Wednesday that all users will soon be able to hide likes on the platforms.

In practice, this means two additional options in the settings:

  • You can hide the number of likes people see on your posts.
  • You can also hide the number of Likes you see in other people’s posts.

However, influencers active on the platforms hold their hearts. It relies heavily on its popularity when negotiating paid partnerships.

The creators were very divided. Young creative people were generally more interested when trying to figure out what their audience was interested in. […] “ Already established influencers have been more open to the idea, because they have less of a need to prove their worth, ” said Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram.

It must be said that algorithms are not affected by this new feature. It is already available to many Instagram users and will also be available on Facebook in the coming weeks.

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