Instagram's Testing Removing Like Counts.
By LIZA HALL
There is concern social media platforms can contribute to low self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy in young people, and Instagram has said that it’s removing likes as part of a broader focus on user wellbeing.
““We don’t want Instagram to be such a competition. We want it to be a place where people spend more of their energy connecting with the people that they love and the things that they care about.”“
Instagram launched a similar trial in Canada in May and the new test is rolling out in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy, Japan and Brazil, the company told the BBC.
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