Instagram - No more Likes!?

Instagram without any like numbers πŸ’”? Is this even possible 😱? That is more than a thought πŸ’¬. Instagram chief πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Adam Mosseri said in an interview likes could disappear: "Instagram is not a place for competition with others. It is more a place where people can connect 🌐 with others due to same interests."

In Canada, Instagram had launched a pilot 3 months ago. The like numbers were hidden. Now, Instagram apparently extend their pilot to Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. Some test users cant see πŸ‘€ any likes of foreign contributions. Is there an option to don't become a test user? No! 🚫 The only thing you get is a message πŸ“ƒwhich informs you about the deletion ❌of the hearts πŸ’”.

The good thing is, that the like numbers πŸ”’ won't disappear in the pilot markets. Users can continue to provide content of third parties with hearts πŸ’œ. You can only see the likes in your own content. But from now on, content from third parties will be only shown in the comments you have left and if the message was liked by your followers πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ. It is unclear whether the likes will soon be publicly visible πŸ‘ again or whether Instagram will hide them piece by piece in more countries.

Do you think that is a good πŸ˜„ or bad 😑 decision?

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