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Facebook Is Going To Hide “Likes” on Friday

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We are running a limited test where like, reaction and video view counts are made private across Facebook,” a Facebook spokesperson told CNET in an emailed statement Thursday.

Facebook added that it would “gather feedback to understand whether this change will improve people’s experiences.


Facebook has decided to hide the “Likes” on Friday, making the number of reactions, number of views and number of likes noticeable just to a post’s writer. The test will start in Australia, the online networking monster affirmed Thursday, and incorporates promotions.

Starting in July, Instagram like includes were covered up in seven nations: Australia, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy, and Japan.

The social-community demonstrated before in September that it may explore different avenues regarding concealing likes, subsequent to testing the methodology on Facebook-claimed Instagram this year. In August, Facebook said the Instagram test was intended to “remove the pressure of how many likes a post will receive” on Instagram and that Facebook was ” excited by the early test results.”

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