In the footsteps of Instagram: Facebook wants to turn off the likes counter

Facebook representatives report that they will soon begin testing a feature that will allow you to hide the number of


What for

Application researcher Jane Manchun Wong foundcode in the Facebook Android app that hides the number of likes from all users except the author. Others will simply see a few reaction emojis and a notation that the post was liked by “[friend] and others” instead of a certain number of people. The developers have confirmed that they will be testing this feature soon.

They want to introduce an update for the same purpose as inInstagram - for people to post what they like and not get hung up on how many likes a post gets. Apparently, Instagram users liked the feature, given that it is being released in more countries.

When Facebook starts testing this is still unknown.