In a recent development, the platform Instagram owned by the Facebook company, it is considering hide the number of likes shown in a shared post. The news about this possible decision was discovered by the programmer and software researcherJane Manchun Wong, used to steal code within the apps and leak future news in absolute preview.
Instagram wants to encourage the sharing of more genuine content
The Instagram team said they wanted to make sure that followers did focus on what is shared on the platform, rather than the number of likes left by users. In the screenshots published on the software researcher's twitter account, screens are shown, one of which reports that the function currently being tested and the likes of the posts will be visible only by the author of the latter.
With this decision, Instagram takes an interesting approach to encourage more authentic sharing on its platform, thus limiting the presence of content for the sole purpose of obtaining likes. This would theoretically combat the possible purchase of likes on a post, but as pointed out by a user on Twitter, this it could also potentially encourage the purchase of followerss.
The user also adds that in this way it will also be it is more difficult to recognize a possible account with artificial followers, since these are usually recognized by the inconsistency between the number of the latter and the likes on the posts.
All that remains is to wait for the possible introduction of this new change on Instagram, to see it the effects in the platform.
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