Facebook is considering hiding likes in News Feed posts after testing a similar offering on Instagram.


“The idea is to prevent users from destructively comparing themselves to others and possibly feeling inadequate if their posts don’t get as many Likes. It could also stop users from deleting posts they think aren’t getting enough Likes or not sharing in the first place,” TechCrunch reports.

Tech news site Cnet says such a move would be “a way to help break users’ fixation with getting likes on their pictures.”

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Facebook testing of changes in its Android map was reported by a data miner, Jane Manchum Wong, on Monday, Cnet noted.

“The company said Monday it’s considering testing the removal of likes on posts to its social media platform, confirming an earlier report by TechCrunch,” Cnet adds.

Cnet points out that Facebook was “excited by the early test results” at Instagram, the move being made as a way to “remove the pressure of how many likes a post will receive.”

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