Instagram is carrying out a test to make people more happy with its photo-sharing service. Facebook-owned Instagram is expanding a test to hide how many likes users’ post gets. The agenda behind the test is to combat criticism about likes count, due to which mental health and feelings of people are hurt and they feel bad when other people receive more likes. Instagram has been running the test in Canada since May and now the company is going to expand the test in other countries such as Ireland, Italy, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and New Zealand.
Instagram Photo and Video Downloader app is already enhancing the experience of the people with the app. They can use this app to download images and video from Instagram by copying the link of the post. Facebook usually tests new Instagram and Facebook features in a smaller market before launching them in the United States. The company has not commented about the response received from Canadian users.
After the launch of the like hiding feature, people still can see their own photo’s likes, but they would not see counts of other people’s posts. Though they can see a list of accounts that have liked the post, people have to count the total likes manually after counting the accounts in the list. Facebook has been bringing the new features in Instagram from recent times to improve the app and users’ experience because the company is serving social media needs of millions of people in every country.