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Instagram has been testing worldwide waiver of Likes

Instagram wants to defuse the competition for popularity and Likes on its platform: The Facebook owned photo App, therefore, soon some of the users around the world test, the number of "Likes, not more ads".

"people who are part of the test, no longer see the total number of Likes and Views photos and Videos of others in your Feed," explained Instagram. The Likes on your posts will remain visible to you.

Instagram had to Pay the waiver of the display of "Like"-initially only in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy and new Zealand tried. The reactions of the users involved had been positive, it said on Thursday. As it was, however, a "fundamental Change", should be more Feedback collected.

it is Unclear how many users will be part of the test for the Instagram Likes. Other Instagram users will no longer see how many Likes and Views have the contributions of the trial participants.

Social pressure

Background "to help people to focus on the photos and Videos you share, not how many Likes you get for it," explained Instagram. The head of the platform, Adam Mosseri, had stressed at a gig last week, you'll also take measures that damage the business, if they served the well-being of the users.

The meter readings in Online networks can provide social pressure: Some users want to produce popular Posts, and delete posts that get out of their view to a few "Likes".

For Influencers or authors of content that Instagram as a platform for business is important, is in search of a solution, it was called more. They are often forced to demonstrate to potential business partners their range and need also a visible number of Likes.

the main platform of Facebook is precisely the renunciation of the display of "Like"is tested-Numbers in Australia. (chk/sda)

Created: 15.11.2019, 03:49 PM

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