a Instagram It announced Wednesday (14) that it is testing changes in the way it visualizes likes on social media posts. The experience gives the user the option to re-display the number of likes in all posts on the platform, in addition to choosing whether or not followers are allowed to show the number of interactions he has received in his photos and videos. At the moment, only a few users from different countries are able to test the new options that have already been released.
Users will be able to choose between three configuration options: Do not see the number of Likes in others’ posts, Do not display the number of Likes in their own posts (so that others do not see it) or Return the display to the original form. This way, it will be possible to know the total likes on all posts on the platform, except for those where the owner has disabled the feature.
Instagram may again show the number of likes in posts – Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo
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Instagram It started failing to show the number of likes in posts in May 2019. The main aim of the change was to preserve the mental health of the users, and reduce the social pressure to get many likes in the posted content. Change cHe arrived in Brazil in July of the same year.
According to the social network, the new test is being done because reviews about the trial have been mixed. He said, “Some people found that not seeing the number of likes helped them feel less stress, while others wanted to continue seeing the number so that they could spot the most popular trends and content on Instagram.”
Instagram may allow the user to hide or show the number of likes in posts – Image: Reproduction / Alessandro Balozzi
In January this year, an Italian developer Publications that showed the Make Up menu revealed a potential new feature. User will have different ways to specify the number of likes: one will be when creating a post and the other will be through the “Privacy” menu, in Settings. So far, there is no official information about how the user can control the resource.
Instagram says it will collect comments from the user community regarding the new view template so that it can come up with a specific way of displaying the likes. The company also says a similar experience could also reach The social networking site Facebook soon.
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