|Facebook hides like count|
Finally, the like count on Facebook has been rolled out in Australia, and some other countries. Most users have always prayed that this day would certainly come.
Many people have been intimidated by their Friends on Facebook because of the like count on posts. Tagging on Facebook became very annoying as one would post a photo and tag over 15 friends, Some even went extra miles to download different Facebook applications for likes and comments and ended up with their Facebook accounts hacked.
According to Techcrunch; The launch of the hidden Like counts test makes available what we reported that Facebook was private prototyping earlier this month, as seen in the Android code of reverse engineering master Jane Manchun Wong. The test runs parallel to Instagram’s own hidden Like count test.
“We are conducting a limited test where likes, comments and video views on Facebook are made private,” says a Facebook spokesperson. “We will collect feedback to understand whether this change will improve people’s experiences.” If the test improves people’s sense of well-being without fueling user involvement, it could expand to more countries or even be rolled out for everyone, but no further testing is currently planned.
The purpose of Facebook is to let people express themselves comfortably. It wants users to focus on the quality of what they share and how it connects them to the people they care about, not just the number of people who push their thumbs up. The tests are conducted by the news feed team that falls under the jurisdiction of VP Fidji Simo on the main Facebook app. While the Instagram tests are starting to get data back.
Facebook Like Counts
As you can see, the Like button remains for everyone. The number of responses is still displayed, as well as the most common types of responses to a post plus the faces and names of some people who liked it. Technically, viewers were in the list of people who liked a message and tried to count, but the test prevents Facebook from putting people with uncertainty at the front.
Without a large number of posts from friends that make users feel intimidated, or a low number on their own posts announcing their poor reception, users can feel carefree on Facebook. Removal can also reduce herd mentality, encouraging users to decide for themselves if they liked a message instead of clicking blindly to agree with everyone.