Instagram has announced that it will be removing Likes on Its popular photo sharing service in Australia.
After Months of trails in Canada, they are set to expand the trail to Australia as early as today.
The removal will also be expanded to Views.
Likes are not being removed all together, but rather being able to view the number of likes of a Picture of Video of another user. You will still be able to see your own likes.
After the update Likes for others will now be Viewed as “Liked by John Doe and Others” a number will no longer be displayed.
Instagram say the shift is to encourage people to stop posting for likes, but rather post to tell your story. The original purpose of the “Gram”
This shift may not affect the everyday user, but I really feel for my favorite Insta-models.