Social media Influencers outraged as Instagram plans to make likes invisible

News making rounds about Instagram working on a feature which will hide the amount of likes a post has from one’s followers.

Social media Influencers who have huge fan base on Instagram are most likely to be affected if the new feature pulls through.

“We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get,” the Instagram notification read.

“During this test, only the person who shared a post will see the total number of likes it gets.”

According to The Verge, Instagram claims it does not plan on launching the feature yet.

“We’re not testing this at the moment, but exploring ways to reduce pressure on Instagram is something we’re always thinking about.”

Beauty influencer Nanite Jean-Aimee reacts to the proposed development:

“I think it would affect my business.

“The more engagement you have the higher chance of you getting more sponsorships and collaborations.”

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