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Internet Divided Over Instagram’s ‘Hide Likes’ Announcement 

Netizens are divided over Instagram’s decision to roll out a ‘hide like count’ test feature.

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Instagram recently announced that the company running tests in 6 more countries where, “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.”

It’s undeniable that Instagram ‘likes’ have become very essential in not just business but for social media influencers as well as those who want to climb the social ladder and/or seek external validation.

This obsession with Instagram ‘likes’ reached its peak a few months ago when a photograph of an egg became the most-liked picture on Instagram, overtaking a post by Kylie Jenner and causing quite a stir on the Internet.

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People on the internet are divided over Instagram’s decision.

Here are some reactions on Twitter:

Some netizens are ‘concerned’ about social media influencers.

Some people have other demands of Instagram:

Some think it is a positive step and in the right direction.

Seeking validation in the form of likes and followers has a negative impact on a lot of people’s self-esteem.

And of course, some really couldn’t care less!

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What do you think about this test feature? Would it affect your business or personal account?

Tell us in the comments section below!

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