Facebook and Instagram are enabling users to hide the same number of posts on posts in an attempt to “depressurize” social media usage. Here is how to do it.
While some people thrive on the number of photos, videos and status updates they receive on Facebook on Instagram, for others the experience can be quite frustrating.
Facebook and Instagram are now making it possible to hide Public Like Counts on posts if they are feeling self-conscious about the love (or lack thereof) the post receives. The company says this would mean the audience could focus on the content, not how much praise it received.
“We tested disguise like a count to see if it could affect people’s experience on Instagram,” the co-owned companies wrote in a pair. blog posts on Wednesday.
“What we heard from people and experts was that not seeing the same count was beneficial for some, and annoying for others, especially because people use the same count to understand what is trending or popular, So we are giving you the option. “
It is possible to hide likes and view counts on individual posts and posts created by others. If effective, that setting will be applied to the entire feed.
How to Hide Like Count on Instagram
You can see a prompt within the feed, in this case tap on the “Go to Settings” option. failing that…
- Go to Profile> Menu.
- Choose Settings> Privacy.
- Select the New Post option, which you will not see until the update arrives on your device.
- Choose Hide Like and View Count.
If you want to hide the same number on one of the posts, select the three dots above and to the right of the picture. Then tap on Hide Like Count. It is also possible to do this in advanced settings before posting.
How to Hide Like Count on Facebook
- Tap on the menu option in the lower right corner of the app.
- Hit Settings and browse through the news feed settings. Select response count.
- Toggle the switch to ‘Hide posts from others’ and ‘Hide number of responses’ to ‘Post from others’.
If none of these options make you feel better about using social media, here’s how to delete Facebook and permanently delete Instagram.