Instagram Will Test Removal Of "Likes" In The U.S. Beginning Next Week

It was announced earlier this year that Instagram had plans on restructuring their format, specifically pertaining to their inclusion “likes.” The image-sharing platform recently freed itself the “Following Activity” tab, and throughout the year, it’s been beta testing giving “likes” the ax, as well. According to a new report by Wired, CEO Adam Mosseri announced on Friday at WIRED25 that users in the United States can see “likes” disappearing as early as next week.

Instagram Will Test Removal Of "Likes" In The U.S. Beginning Next Week
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With the new move, an Instagram user will be able to see how many “likes” their photos or videos receive, however, the public will not. Mosseri shared that the disappearing act “likes” won’t hit every region the United States al at once, but the slow rollout is inevitable. This has been a cause for concern for Instagram influencers who make their livings by not only the number followers they have but by the interaction they receive with how many people like their posts. Yet, they need not worry too much because there are plenty other factors that can be measured to insure their influencer status isn’t at risk.

Check out the clip Mosseri at WIRED25 below and let us know if you’re bothered by Instagram’s latest removal.