Your social validation goals might be in trouble as one of the biggest social media networks, Facebook, is working on an experimental feature that will hide Like counts.
The feature has been discovered by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who has successfully unveiled several upcoming features way before they were launched on popular apps like Instagram, Twitter, among others, in the past. Earlier this year in April, Ms Wong had also found Instagram experimenting with hiding count likes.
Unsurprisingly, Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that they’re testing the feature but there has been no confirmation whether the feature will make it to either Facebook or Instagram.
In this case, she reverse-engineered Facebook’s Android app and found that Facebook was prototyping the hidden like counter feature, which won’t be visible to anyone else except the post creator — similar to her findings when the same feature was being tested on Instagram.
Facebook is working to hide like counts, too!https://t.co/WnUrM12aZg
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) September 2, 2019
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