Instagram removes & # 39; likes & # 39; from the social media app and forces users to focus on photos & videos rather than how popular posts are
Starting today, Instagram users cannot see how many photos & pictures of other users like it.
The new rules are intended to prevent people from feeling pressured to get as many likes as possible.
When users upload a photo, they can still see how many likes they get, but nobody will know.
Users can still love the photos & # 39; s of others – they just can't see how many likes the photo has.
The changes are mandatory for all account holders in Australia.
The same rule also applies in Canada, Japan, Ireland, Italy, Brazil and New Zealand – but not yet in the UK or the US.
The new rules are intended to prevent people from feeling pressured to get as many likes as possible
Instagram Australia policy director, Mia Garlick, said 7News: & # 39; The idea is to just let you really focus on the content and experience of engaging without worrying or putting pressure on how many likes a post has received. & # 39;
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