Facebook to undergo tests to hide likes, reactions and views counts

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It’s all about social media these days. The number of likes you get on your post has become the determining factor of how famous you are or how your friends and families appreciate your life.

When we talk about likes, Facebook is the sole platform that pops up on our minds. Facebook has become so attached to the thumbs up that it placed the sign at its headquarters. But not everyone is showered with likes, and sometimes it becomes hard to deal with. So, Facebook is re-planning its whole scheme to better the social platform’s usage. The company is beginning to test a version of the platform that hides the number of likes, views and reactions from posts. The test will be rolled out in Australia. However, the creator of the post will have access to the figures, whereas other people on the platform will not see the numbers pop up below every post.

The posts made by an individual, a page or even ads will be affected by the testing. A spokesperson from the company pointed out that these tests will be rolled out to the majority of Australian users and data from their feedbacks will be vital in determining any changes to be made.

These changes will be expanded slowly to other countries whilst in the testing phase. It will be interesting to see how people react to their reactions being hidden from the public perspective on Facebook. 

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