Instagram will test hiding 'likes' in some accounts next week

According to Cardi, this was a missed opportunity for Instagram, claiming there are much bigger problems plaguing the platform than likes, namely comments.

CardiB is never one to shy away from dishing out her opinion and Instagram's recent decision to remove the "likes" count on users' pages was no exception to the routine.

As TechCrunch reports, the expansion was announced at the Wired25 conference.

Tests on hiding likes have already been carried out Australia, Brazil, Japan and beyond.

The photo sharing tech-giant hopes to "depressurize" the platform, and "make it less of a competition", Mosseri said. We're expanding those tests to include a small portion of people in the USA next week. Those selected for testing should see a notification informing that they're part of the test. These Instagram users will not be able to see the like counts for others' posts. But now, Adam Mosseri, the company's CEO announced they would be extending this feature to a handful of users in the US. The company wants people to worry less on the number of likes on their posts.

Instagram will test hiding "likes" in some accounts in the US starting next week, according to Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri, who made the announcement at a Wired event in San Francisco Friday. It's the latest step in Instagram's quest to become the safest place on the internet.

It was in an Instagram clip that the Bronx rapper addressed the new change, suggesting that the social media app is focused on the wrong things. The study also found that teenagers are more likely to click on types of photographs that had more "likes" on them.

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