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Instagram will begin hiding like counts in the United States after originally testing the change in Japan, New Zealand, Canada and a few other countries earlier this year.
In a report by Wired on Friday, the company confirmed that a few users in the US will no longer see like counts on Instagram posts as part of its effort to create a more stress-free social media space.
Hiding like counts on these platforms could promote a healthier space for users to express themselves by removing the need to compete with other users.
The change also forms part of Instagram’s anti-bullying efforts as well, which include a new restrict feature that hides comments from potential bullies on the platform.
According to the company, like counts will disappear for some users in the United States starting this week.
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