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Facebook is now hiding Likes so it doesn't trigger people

Facebook will begin hiding likes on posts starting in Australia

By Anthony Garreffa on Sep 26, 2019 08:11 pm CDT - 1 min, 3 secs reading time

There are people out there that get triggered (no, really) when their social media posts don't get as many likes as they wanted, or less likes than someone else. Facebook has a solution -- remove all Likes.

Starting tomorrow in Australia, Facebook will hide Like counts on posts. We knew Facebook was working on this a little while ago, but now we'ere here and while the Likes will be hidden from the public the author can still see how many people Liked their posts.

Instagram is also testing something similar by hiding its Likes, and remember Instagram is owned by Facebook so we're seeing similar internal changes being made across both platforms. The end goal here from Facebook is they want you to not feel like you can't express yourself, and not have people judge posts by the stories you share, or the amount of Likes there are.

The Like button is still visible, but instead of saying 'X friend/s and 256 people' for Likes it now just says 'X friend/s and others'.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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