Photo-sharing app Instagram announced early Thursday (Manila time) they are conducting a major test, which will hide the number of likes and video views from its users. The Facebook-owned social media app wrote on Twitter they are running the test on its users from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan and New Zealand. The test does not include the Philippines. "We want your friends to focus on the photos and videos you share, not how many likes they get. You can still see your own likes by tapping on the list of people who've liked it, but your friends will not be able to see how many likes your post has received," Instagram said. Instagram said they're still looking forward to "learning how this change might benefit everyone's experience" on the site. Many personalities have used Instagram likes for clout and influence. No further announcements were made if this will roll out to other countries. … [Read more...] about Will Instagram soon hide likes, video views?
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By Henry Fernandez Published June 26, 2019 Social Media FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Instagram considers hiding 'likes' in platform shakeup Fox News Headlines 24/7 reporter Brett Larson on Instagram rethinking the social media experience and possibly getting rid of its Facebook-owned Instagram is considering removing the "like" feature in an effort to alleviate users from some of the pressures associated with social media. Continue Reading Below The online photo-sharing and social networking app is testing hiding the total number of likes on photos and videos in a move that echoes Twitter, which experimented with removing like and retweet counts by default. “Later this week, we’re running a test in Canada that removes the total number of likes on photos and video views," Facebook said in a blog post on Tuesday ahead of the company’s F-8 developer conference. "We are testing this because we … [Read more...] about Instagram considering getting rid of ‘likes’ on platform
Abrar Al-Heeti, provided by 3:15 pm PDT, Thursday, April 18, 2019 Photo: Carl Court / Getty Images Photo: Carl Court / Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Carl Court / Getty Images Instagram might hide how many likes you get 1 / 1 Back to Gallery This article, Instagram might hide how many likes you get, originally appeared on CNET.com. There may soon be a lot less pressure to rack up likes on Instagram . The photo sharing site is testing a design change that would hide how many people have liked a post, tipster Jane Manchun Wong tweeted Thursday. "We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get," reads an Instagram … [Read more...] about Instagram might hide how many likes you get
Instagram may no longer want you to like on Instagram. Screenshots uncovered by researcher Jane Manchun Wong show that Instagram may be considering shaking things up on its social media site so posts no longer show exactly how many people have liked your post. Instead, you would see that a post was liked by a few named handles “and others.” “We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get,” Instagram says in an in-app message explaining the change. “During this test, only the person who shared a post will see the total number of likes it gets.” The message is seemingly targeted at influencers or would-be Influencers. The change seems to stem from a growing belief that like counts are bad for users’ mental health and can lead people to dangerous situations in pursuit of photos that will generate a lot of likes. Back in 2016, Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom told TechCrunch that one of the reasons they … [Read more...] about The end of Likes? Instagram follows Twitter in mulling downgrade to influencer mentality
Snipers are masters of disguise who are able to hide in plain sight, providing overwatch, scouting enemy positions, and, when necessary, taking out threats. “No one knows you’re there. I’m here. I’m watching you, I see everything that you are doing, and someone is about to come mess up your day,” First Sgt. Kevin Sipes, a Texas native and experienced US Army sniper, said during a recent interview. “We are capable of hurting you in many ways … We’re not going to tell you how we’re coming. But, we’re coming for you.” Business Insider asked a handful of trained Army snipers, elite sharpshooters who have served across multiple combat deployments in multiple countries, how they disappear in any and all environments. Here’s what they had to say. Concealment is about putting anything you can between yourself and the watchful eyes of the enemy. “A sniper is not limited to any one method,” Sipes, a veteran … [Read more...] about No one hides like a sniper — here’s how America’s deadliest sharpshooters disappear