Facebook has confirmed that they will be the next major platform to start hiding other users’ likes. The platform says that they’d like to ban likes in order to make users feel happier and less self-conscious online.
With the new feature, instead of a number of “likes” being shown, they are all lumped together under “other.” Users can still like other people’s photos, they just can’t see how many likes the photo has.
Alex Light, an Instagrammer from London with over 44,000 followers, thinks that the move is a great idea. She said, “I think that eliminating the visibility of likes is positive – it’s a mean of shifting focus from likes to good, engaging content.
According to Daily Mail, the new feature will be rolled out in July 2020.