Instagram, which has decided to remove the number of likes in the past months, has activated it on popular accounts with a blue tick. However, there was no change in standard users. Since the beginning of this week, some Instagram users have noticed that the number of likes in their posts is hidden.
Instagram officials said it was a mistake and then announced that they fixed the error. However, a remarkable statement came from Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri regarding the issue.
Mosseri stated in the video he shared on his Twitter account that the idea of keeping the number of likes secret from others is a polarizing idea.
Surprising statement from Instagram CEO
In 2019, Instagram announced that it would hide the number of likes that users see on the home page. Although a long time has passed, the testing process of the feature is still going on. However, there has not been much development regarding the feature so far.
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri stated that he was not keen on the idea of completely hiding the like numbers. “Obviously, this is a very polarizing idea. Currently, this feature is not for those who are not interested; We started to investigate whether it is possible for us to offer it only to those who are interested. So be prepared to hear more from us in the next month or maybe two months. ” said.
In fact, the research mentioned by the Instagram CEO in his statement is not new. Application developer Alessandro Paluzzi revealed a new feature in the analysis of Instagram’s source codes with the reverse engineering method. The feature in question leaves the choice of users to hide or show the number of likes in the posts entirely.
If the feature comes to life, two new options will be added to the menu section of the posts we make on Instagram: “show like numbers” and “hide likes”. If the number of likes in your shares is hidden, you will be able to make the number of likes available to everyone again by clicking the “show” button. Although your likes counts are public, you will be able to make them private by clicking the “hide” button. It remains unclear when these features will become public.