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Instagram expands test to hide 'Like' counts
Instagram expands test to hide 'Like' counts

San Francisco, July 18 (TIWN) Facebook owned photo-messaging app Instagram is giving more users the option to publicly hide the 'Like' count on their posts as it is expanding the feature to six more countries.

TechCrunch reports today that Instagram will now hide the number of likes that posts get in six more countries starting today. These six countries join Canada as areas where Instagram is testing this change.  Ireland Italy Japan Brazil Australia New Zealand What this means is that you’ll still be able to see the number of likes your posts get, but you won’t be able to see how many likes posts from other people receive. You’ll still be able to see who liked a specific post, just not the number of likes it received.  Instagram says this change is in an effort to have “your followers focus on the photos and videos you share, not how many likes they get.”  Meanwhile, Twitter today has also launched a new test in Canada. This test introduces a new “Hide Replies” feature, which gives users the ability to hide any replies to their tweets that they feel don’t contribute to the conversation.  As TechCrunch details, hidden replies are not deleted entirely, but rather moved out of the way and placed behind a “Hidden Replies” screen. Here’s how it works:

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