In future updates from Instagram, the likes counter may disappear; more precisely, only the post author can see their number. Thus, the leaders of the popular social application want to focus on the content of the exhibited materials, and not on how many likes they received.
“At the moment we are looking for options in which the main attention of users will be focused not on the number of“ Like ”marks, but on the quality of the content. However, the ability to turn off the likes counter is not yet being tested by us, ”reported Instagram.
By the way, there is information that in the future, the likes counter may disappear from Facebook.