Facebook may hide Like counts to help us feel happy not crappy
Facebook is considering removing “like” counts from News Feed posts in an effort to bring a bit of peace and tranquility to the minds of its users.
Code uncovered this week by high-profile app researcher Jane Manchun Wong suggests Facebook is looking to test the system within its Android app.
The social networking giant later confirmed to TechCrunch that it is indeed looking into the idea of hiding like counts, though it has yet to begin testing the system with users.
Facebook-owned Instagram is already hiding like counts for some users in a trial spanning seven countries, among them Canada, Australia, and Ireland. Discussing the idea a few months ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he wants people to be “less interested in how many likes a post gets, and focus more on connecting with other people.”