The change took effect from Thursday but has only affected seven countries.
It has however raised concerns from users who didn’t see why the ‘like count’ was removed because it helps users keep a track of the number of people that liked a post and the “Social Media Influencers” are not having a good time with this recent development because it may limit how businesses are done via the app.
Content creators will be affected by the new change, but Instagram said it might still be possible for content creators to still get noticed.
“We understand that Like Counts are important for many creators and we are actively thinking through ways for creators to communicate value to their partners.”
This recent development started on Thursday 14th November 2019. The number of likes disappears from a post what is seen instead, are a certain follower’s user name and “Others” like a photo.
Before the change became effective, it was first made known that the move to remove the Like Count is to ensure the app is not used for competition.
“We hope this feature will remove the pressure of how many Likes a post will receive, so you can focus on sharing the things you love.”
The change has however affected some countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Ireland, Italy, Canada and Brazil.
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