Instagram is hiding likes count?

Instagram will test hiding the like count from photos, and view counts from videos, in an attempt to get users to pay attention to the content itself and not their associated engagement metrics, the Facebook-owned app declared Tuesday.

In the test, followers won’t see total likes on photos, or views counts on videos, in their Instagram feeds or once visiting a user’s profile. The account owner will still be able to access their own metrics and see the overall likes or view counts for a specific post, though they will have to tap through a post to view those metrics. Instagram said that the “private likes” test would begin later this week for users in Canada at F8, Facebook’s annual developers conference.

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A huge Facebook redesign is coming – but it’s far more than a new website.

It’s all about community and privacy.

After a brutal 2018 that forced Facebook to admit it hasn’t got the best name when it involves privacy, Mark Zuckerberg has huge plans for the social networking platform in 2019: Facebook is being redesigned.
Zuckerberg made the announcements during Facebook’s F8 event near the company’s home turf in San Jose, California, where he addressed the past year of problems regarding privacy, security and decreasing trust in the platform.

The re-creation of Facebook, codenamed ‘FB5’, will be the largest modification the social network has practiced in years: almost every single aspect of the platform is changing in some way. There’s lots of information to process, and we’ve wrapped up everything you need to know right here.

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