Evidence given by a reporter from the test country showed a typical difference when Facebook applied the decision.
Recently, Facebook has made a decision to apply the form of removing the Like count displayed on its posts, currently testing in some countries. At that time, only the owner of the post can know the total number of Likes / Reactions collected for me, the rest will no longer be able to track the same number as before. This is the move following the previous Instagram, also for testing to remove the number of Likes on the interface of their posted photos.
The following is a visual comparison of the most before-after Facebook testing decision takes effect:
No more numbers, only a few random names appear to represent.
“We are creating a new feature when all the numbers like, react or even the number of views for videos on Facebook are hidden,” the Facebook representative said. “During this time, Facebook will continuously monitor user experience to evaluate the pros and cons of the change.”
In essence, the decision to try Facebook hide the Like has been discovered and revealed nearly a month ago, but until last Friday gradually took effect and appeared in some countries as a test.
Like on Instagram, Facebook wants to improve the quality of content on its social network community, increasing the focus on the quality of the posted content instead of just looking at how many likes they have. or view. In addition, it can help reduce the pressure of “virtual life” of many people who are familiar with the perfect role models on social networks, or simply fear that they will fail to express themselves, Not like many other people like. These problems can have many psychological consequences, especially in young and teen users.
It is not natural that even celebrities like Selena Gomez or Demi Lovato have declared that they do not support social media or consider it their whole life. They think spiritual life is the most valuable, not to be destroyed because of the virtual values on social networks. Psychological evidence has also been found to show a link between time spent interacting on social media for depression or neurasthenia.