My congenial Canadian friends: if getting a high number of “likes” on Instagram makes your heart sing, then be prepared for it to drop all the way down to your ass. Facebook Inc’s infamous photo-sharing app is playing a suspenseful game of peek-a-boo with the testing of eliminating likes *Gasps*.
The experiment, starting this week, will hide the total number of likes on not only photos, but also your Red camera shot, one-minute Insta movie clips (my fault for the sarcasm). Furthermore, the little hearts on Instagram will be removed from the permalink pages, profiles, and main feed. “We are testing this because we want your followers to focus on the photos and videos you share, not how many likes you get,” stated an IG rep at Facebook’s annual developer conference on Tuesday.
What’s extremely confusing though is that users will have the ability to see how many likes (or lack of) their post has acquired. So, wait, people who usually feel bad about getting low number of likes are still going to be experiencing some sort of disdain? Moral of the story, don’t give a f#ck about what anyone thinks or say about you, and life will be that much easier.