Why can I still see the number of likes on Instagram?
Instagram started to test hiding the number of likes posts get around the world in 2019, in an effort to curb some users’ anxiety around how “popular” their content is in comparison to others’. You’ll still be able to see how many likes your own posts get.
Why did Instagram take likes away?
Back in late 2019, Instagram announced that it would be taking away likes to mitigate the impact likes were having on users’ mental health. The likes on posts wouldn’t disappear into an Instagram black hole or anything — they just wouldn’t be visible to people, unless the post was their own.
Will Instagram bring likes back?
Users can choose whether likes are shown on their own posts, and whether they see them in their feed. …