“Let’s see whose DP gets more Likes”, this is the foremost challenge whenever we upload a new DP in Facebook among our friend’s circle. Undoubtedly, this challenge sometimes ends up with big embarrassment when we don’t get enough likes. However, very soon all these fun and embarrassing moments going to normalize the people’s opinion.
YES… Facebook will begin hiding Like Counts and they have already begun to test this in Australia from September 27.
“We are running a limited test where like, reaction and video view counts are made private across Facebook,” a Facebook spokesperson tells. “We will gather feedback to understand whether this change will improve people’s experiences.” If the test improves people’s sense of well-being without tanking user engagement, it could expand to more countries or even roll out to everyone.
Facebook’s ultimate goal here is to make people feel comfortable while they express themselves through social media. Especially, it’s not just about hitting thumbs-up or how it connects with people, the priority will be holistically focused on the quality what they post and share.
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Studies reveal that social media posts counts can have negative effect on people’s mental health. Evidently, we can see that Facebook is putting some potential effort to keep its platform more enjoyable and comfortable for users.
As a result, it’s completely based on the review of people’s experience or how they react to this change – whether it’s good or bad. And, very soon this change may roll out to further countries in the near future.
So, what do you think? Will this change affect your social media engagement or your curiosity will go down or will it bring some value to our social media standards? Do let us know in the comments section.