Facebook tests hiding Likes for your mental well-being

DN Bureau

The 'Likes' and 'Hearts' on social media are considered one of the reasons for a distorted sense of self. Now, Facebook wants to do its bit towards helping ease the pressure of seeking social media validation.

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California: The 'Likes' and 'Hearts' on social media are considered one of the reasons for a distorted sense of self. Now, Facebook wants to do its bit towards helping ease the pressure of seeking social media validation.

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The company is hiding Like counts on posts, starting in Australia. As TechCrunch reported, a post's author can still see the count, but it is hidden from everyone else who will be able to see only who and not how many people reacted to a post.

Facebook said that it is running a limited test of hiding the Like count to understand if it improves the user experience. If the company finds that making Like counts hidden improves people's sense of well-being, it could expand to more countries. (ANI)








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