Facebook and Instagram have rolled out the hide likes count feature. You must be using them to stay connected with your friends, colleagues, and others. Instagram and Facebook are some of the most popular social media. Recently it has been testing the New 2FA (two-factor authentication) codes feature on WhatsApp.
This feature allows users to choose if they want to receive the two two-factor authentication codes through WhatsApp Messenger or WhatsApp Business. Now it has rolled out a new feature to remove likes count. Today I am explaining to you about Facebook and Instagram’s new feature that allows users to hide likes count on their post. Read this post till the end to know more about this.
Instagram and Facebook like hiding count
Facebook said in a statement “Today, We’re announcing that everyone on Instagram and Facebook will now have the option to hide their public like counts, so they can decide what works for them”. This feature allows users to decide whether they want to show their likes count or not on their posts or see them on content shared by other users.
They also said, “We tested hiding like counts to see if it might depressurize people’s experience on Instagram. What we heard from people and experts was 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.”
The company said in that statement, ” You can also choose to hide like counts before sharing a post. You can turn this setting on or off, even after it goes live. People want more flexibility, so we thought it would be important to give people the option. In the next few weeks, you will see both of these controls come to Facebook.”
If you want to show your likes count then you can show it on your post. But if you want to hide the likes count then you don’t show the likes on your post on Facebook and Instagram. It depends upon you and you can do this with this feature. Before the rollout of this feature, the company tested this feature on a small number of people globally.