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Facebook is testing hiding like counts to see if that makes people feel better

Facebook will start testing hiding like counts, beginning in Australia on September 27th, in line with TechCrunch. The check will conceal the variety of likes on a publish, solely displaying {that a} publish was favored by “[a friend] and others,” as an alternative of displaying the precise quantity to the general public. The restricted check is a gauge of whether or not the characteristic can enhance customers’ sense of well-being, and if the experiment is profitable, the check could roll out to extra areas.

“We are running a limited test where like, reaction, and video view counts are made private across Facebook. We will gather feedback to understand whether this change will improve people’s experiences,” a Facebook spokesperson instructed TechCrunch.

Facebook confirmed earlier this month that it was contemplating hiding like counts after cellular app researcher Jane Manchun Wong found the hidden characteristic buried within the firm’s Android app. According to her findings, individuals will nonetheless be capable to faucet to see the total listing of people that favored and reacted to a publish (and presumably you manually may depend from there), however the like depend will now not be proven on the News Feed. Getting rid of the flexibility to see the precise variety of likes at a look is a small tweak that would go a great distance towards curbing emotions of tension and despair linked with social media use.

Facebook is working to cover like counts, too!https://t.co/WnUrM12aZg

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— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) September 2, 2019

Instagram started its check of hiding like counts earlier this 12 months in Canada, and expanded the check to extra areas when customers reported that they really favored the hidden counts. Of course, the purpose of those assessments is to maintain customers comfortable sufficient to proceed utilizing Facebook and Instagram, so if the assessments show profitable at holding individuals posting and liking, the characteristic will doubtless roll out to extra nations.

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