Instagram is hiding the amount of likes in posts in several countries, including Australia and Japan, to eliminate pressure on users.
The trial began on Thursday. Users in those countries will see a username “and others” below the posts instead of the amount of “likes,” according to the BBC.
You can still see the amount of likes your own publication receives.
The essay is carried out in part due to the effect that social media platforms can have on self-esteem, especially in young people.
BBC reported that the trial in Canada began in May and is now being implemented in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy, Japan and Brazil.
“We hope this test will eliminate the pressure of how many” likes “you will receive a publication, so you can concentrate on sharing the things you love,” said Mia Garlick, policy director of Facebook Australia and New Zealand, in a statement.
The goal is for users to feel less judged and see if the change can help people focus less on tastes and more on telling their story, he said.
Instagram said the test would not affect measurement tools for companies. And users can still see the list of people who liked other people’s content by clicking on it.
Earlier this month, Instagram announced a feature that could prevent the ban or restrict stalkers from commenting on certain posts. He said he was using artificial intelligence to eradicate insults, shame and disrespect.