So Instagram has been testing this new feature in several countries from a while
and according to this new ‘feature’ users won’t be able to see the exact amount of likes on anyone’s post.
According to the CEO of Instagram, they’re doing this so that people could focus more on the Content and worry less about the likes.
Also, this is a server-side update which means that you can’t jump to this update by Installing any Alpha/Beta Versions of Instagram.
What exactly has changed with this update?
So basically, there used to be a label below every post that showed us the number of likes on it (e.g. liked by someone and 69 others)
It is now replaced by three new labels that are:
1. Liked by someone and others
When a post has less than a 1000 likes, it will show up as “Liked by someone and others“
2. Liked by someone and thousands of others
When a post has anywhere between 1000 likes and 999999 likes, it will show up as “Liked by someone and thousands of others”
3. Liked by someone and millions of others
You guessed right, any post that has over a million likes will show up as “Liked by someone and millions of others“
- You can still see the number of likes on your own posts.
- Likes on comments will still be visible.
- You can still see a list of people who liked a specific post.