Recent research by experts has shown that fewer likes on social media posts can lead to depression and stress.
Experts conducted experiments on teenage boys and girls, the results of which have been published in the journal Child Development.
In the experiment, boys and girls were asked to create a new profile on their social media page and view and like the status of their peers.
Experimentally, the profiles of all boys and girls were placed up and down on the basis of likes, ie, teenagers with more likes were named above and those with fewer likes were named below.
A questionnaire was then filled out from all the participants to check their mental state in which it was found that those who got more likes gave positive and happy answers while those who got fewer likes had more negative side in their answers.
last year Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri made the announcement at the WIRED25 conference. In tests that have rolled out so far, likes are hidden from public posts in the Feed, on the web, and in profiles. However, you should still be able to see how many likes a post gets it’s only other people that won’t be able to.
The change is aimed at reducing the number of likes among young people and keeping them out of the competition on social media so that they do not lose their self-confidence.
With this change in the feature, users cannot able to see the number of likes on the post but only others will be written instead of numbers.
Instagram had earlier tested the process of hiding the number of likes in Canada in May this year, but now it is being introduced in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Japan and Brazil.
Mia Garlick, Facebook director of New Zealand and Australia, said in a statement that she hoped the test would help young people not worry about how many likes their posts had received but would focus on their purpose.
According to research, hiding the number of likes can increase the self-confidence of the post content, while the race of likes hits promotes degrading each other.