Instagram Now Allows You To Hide Your Like Counts To Focus On Your Content Instead Of Likes
Are you the type to constantly check on your ‘likes’ for your Instagram posts? If you’re trying to stop caring about the amount of likes you get, Instagram just introduced a new feature that allows you to hide your likes! You can not only hide your likes on your account, users can also control who sees the number of likes and views on a post.
“This way, if you like, you can focus on the photos and videos being shared, instead of how many likes posts get,” Instagram said in the announcement.
Facebook, which owns Instagram, found that “not seeing like counts was beneficial for some and annoying to others, particularly because people use like counts to get a sense of what’s trending or popular, so we’re giving you the choice.”
If you want to access to this new feature, go to your Instagram profile and click the three lines on the top right. Then, go to your settings, search “posts” and click “Hide Like and View Counts”. You can turn off the ability to view like counts on your own posts by clicking the three dots on the top right corner above a photo and click “Hide Like Count”.
What do you think about this new update? Useful or nah?