Instagram’s new international policy of hiding the number of likes a post has generated has made it’s way to Malta, according to early reports.
The massively popular social media network has started removing likes on posts as part of a trial meant to lessen the “pressure” people feel when posting content.
“We hope this test will remove the pressure of how many likes a post will receive, so you can focus on sharing the things you love,” Mia Garlick of Facebook Australia and New Zealand said.
For such a small island, Malta’s got some serious Instagram chops, with some of the island’s top influencers garnering major interest in their original posts.
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The trial has been tested everywhere from Italy, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Ireland, and Australia.
Under the new conditions, you will still be able to see how many likes your post generated – however, your followers won’t be able to.
We have yet to see the trial in action on our feeds, but if you suddenly lose the ability to see likes as you scroll down, don’t panic – it’s just the new policy in action.