Instagram’s Like Hiding Saga is a PR Stunt — article on the Institute of Network Cultures Blog

Visible like counts on my own posts after enabling Instagram’s option to hide them. On left, the counts as shown in the standard notifications popup that appears every time I load the app and periodically thereafter. In the middle is the count shown when I click “others” from the feed. On the right are the like counts as shown in the notifications tab.

I wrote up some thoughts regarding Instagram’s recent statements/actions regarding their (anemic and incomplete) hiding of like counts.

Read it here:
https://networkcultures.org/blog/2021/06/14/ben-grosser-why-instagrams-like-hiding-saga-is-a-pr-stunt/