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'Influencers' dismayed as Instagram removes 'likes' from posts

Instagram has begun hiding likes and video views as part of a trial aimed at removing "the pressure". Source: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Cyber addiction specialists say they're doubtful a controversial move by Instagram to not show likes on posts, will have a positive impact on people's interactions with the platform. In a move to reduce social pressure, Instagram has hidden the total number of likes or views on a post from its Australian users.

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