Instagram Considers A World Without ‘Likes’
What would it look like?
Instagram has considered keeping like counts on posts a secret. According to The Verge, the unreleased feature would only allow the person who posted the picture to see the amount of likes a post has received. Now, imagine a world without any likes, how would it be?
Instagram revealed the company has been thinking about it, but has not tested the feature just yet. A spokesperson told The Verge, “We’re not testing this at the moment, but exploring ways to reduce pressure on Instagram is something we’re always thinking about.”
According to Independent, this follows the UK parliaments efforts to stop social media platforms from promoting streaks. They believe this causes a threat to minors because it promotes habitual use.