Facebook Tries Hiding Likes in the Posts

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Facebook is loved by everyone, after all, it is the platform that shows how lavish lifestyle you are living. We actually get jealous when someone gets hundreds of likes on their Facebook posts, videos and photos. But from now, you won’t be embarrassed as Facebook is trying to hide the number of likes in a post.

Starting from Today, Facebook will hide the likes counts on posts. The update will begin rolling out from Australia and gradually, it will be available for everyone. The author of the post can still see the number of likes on the posts. But the same number won’t be visible to their friends and followers.

According to Facebook’s director of policy, Mia Garlick said the change of this new feature is based on wellbeing research. Since the number of likes increases social comparison.

Furthermore, the spokesperson of Facebook has stated that this new hiding feature is currently in the testing phase. The reaction and video count likes on Facebook will be disappeared for all the users.

He added that they are trying to collect feedback to understand whether the change will improve people’s experiences.

At the beginning of this month, Facebook indicated that they will come up with a new feature that will hide the likes count on Facebook posts, photos and videos. And starting from today, the feature is being rolled out for limited regions.

Talking about Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform, Instagram, the social network giant had released the hide likes feature on Instagram in the limited countries such as Australia, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy and Japan till July month. They are trying to make this feature available to more regions by the end of this current year.

The goal behind coming up with such a feature is to make Facebook users more comfortable and free from jealousy from their friends and relatives when they get a number of likes.

Facebook also said that the social network was launched to connect with the like-minded people with whom they can share things and grow together and not show off irrelevant things and all. This feature will surely make everyone happy.

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