Instagram is going to change its feature that prohibits Aussie users to see how many likes another person gets on a post.
“The idea is to just really let you focus on the content and the experience of engaging without being worried or feeling pressured over how many likes a post on instagram has received.”
Instagram Australia’s Director of Policy told the Aussie news network
- Social media culture has led to a lot of people around the world judging themselves, their content and by extension their life by the number of likes, shares and comments they get on each post.
- There are many users who sometimes feel shocked when they see other people getting, hundreds or thousands of likes but when their post isn’t going viral.
- Instagram is going to change the culture by prohibiting Aussie users to see how many likes another person gets on a photo.
- Users will be able to see likes they get on their posts only but when they look at other people’s images it will not reflect count of likes.
- It’s not an opt-in/opt-out system, according to Channel 7, and the change will be rolled out to every device that has the app.
- The update will also be rolled out for video views as well to make sure the switch is seen everywhere.
- It just means you won’t be able to compare yourself to other users from now on.
- It’ll be interesting to see how the change affects the way companies look at social media influencers.