Published: Thu, September 05, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Will Facebook hide the 'likes' number on posts?

Will Facebook hide the 'likes' number on posts?

After starting to test removing like counts from Instagram posts in several countries, Facebook is considering doing the same on its own app.

The possibility was first raised today by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who noticed that in the Android app Facebook was hiding the number of "Likes" on some posts from everyone but the poster.

"Currently, with this unreleased feature, the like/reaction count is hidden from anyone other than the creator of the post, just like how it works on Instagram".

Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that it is considering a trial which would see the number of likes a post gets hidden from the public.

The feature isn't available to users yet, but according to Tech Crunch, Facebook confirmed that it is now experimenting with the removal of the Like counts from the platform. This code is about to delete Facebook post count.

Instagram started the like hiding take a look at in Canada in April and added Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Eire, and Japan to the take a look at in July. Negative criticisms claim that going after likes lead to an inauthentic portrayal of life on social media.

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The BICO then suggested rules that prohibited the use of such features for social media networks or sites that are unable to accurately determine if their users are 18 years old or younger.

Whenever you upload a photo or profile picture on Facebook, your friends like it and you are happy to see more and more likes that 500/1000 people liked your photo but Facebook discontinued this feature Is in preparation for.

"When you remove engagement indicators, people engage less", Beykpour said while briefing journalists at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco last month.

Likes are publicly open by default, so privacy advocates are concerned about how much Facebook information other people and advertisers can access outside of what users allow.

It remains to be seen if changing the like button would help or hurt Facebook's ad revenue.

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