New Delhi । 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.
This feature was first enabled in Canada back in the month of May. Now, it will be expanded to users residing in Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.
This is part of Instagram’s effort to make the app user-friendly as well as healthy. The company claims that the ‘hidden likes’ will take away social pressure from users to get more likes and they will focus more on socializing with their loved ones. This may prevent them from measuring their self-worth from the number of thumbs-up in their pictures.
“We want people to worry a little bit less about how many likes they’re getting on Instagram and spend a bit more time connecting with the people that they care about,” Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, said during a conference in California, back in April.
In addition, Instagram has rolled out a new design on its Stories option in India.