Is Removing Instagram Likes Really a Solution?
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So, we’re sure you’ve all heard that this week Instagram will start hiding Instagram likes for its users in the US, CEO of Instagram, Adam Mosseri says that this step is for “young people” to help “depressurize” Instagram, and make it “less of a competition”.
But as with anything these days, people on the internet have hit back at Instagram’s decision, saying that removing such a superficial feature does not come close to fixing the deep-rooted problem of social media anxiety, and this is harmful to Instagram influencers whose success relies on likes.
Even Cardi B, posted a video on Instagram saying that Instagram’s decision to remove likes is pointless, as what’s really damaging are the comments, where people say the “craziest shit about you to get the most reactions”.
But guys, isn’t this step better than doing nothing?
Kim K chimed in saying she is happy with Instagram’s decision, as taking away “that aspect” of it could be really beneficial to people.
And the decision was also praised by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who commented that this was a “great step”.
So guys, time to hear your thoughts – do you think removing insta likes could really improve mental health, or is this step really just pointless?
Tell us below!
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