Why are these platforms looking at hiding the like count?
A spokesperson for Facebook, Instagram’s owner, told BBC that “This test only makes your like count private to others, so that you’re able to focus less on likes and more on telling your story.”
"With Likes possibly becoming less of a determinant of content popularity, focus on community building and content quality will increase."This raises so many interesting questions!
Consider: How would your social media efforts change if no one but you could see how many "likes" something you post gets?
And if no one else could see, would you come to a point where even you stopped looking at the like count of what you post?
Illustrate and Write On,