Are you Jealous of more likes on other posts on Facebook? Do you mind when your post gets fewer comments than others? Keeping these problems of the common Facebook user, Facebook is now going to hide the likes. According to recent news, Facebook has started to hide the likes count on the posts of official users. First of all, it will be seen on the platform in Australia.
After this, the post will be able to see their likes and reactions count, but it will remain hidden from the rest and they will see the icons of the reactions with the name of the Mutual friend. In this way, the rest of the users will not be able to see the likes count coming on each other’s post and this will help reduce the competition for more or less likes. Not only this, Facebook users will not be able to see the number of comments coming on the posts of others and also the video views on the posts of others. Facebook said about this, “We do not want the competition or war of likes to be seen on Facebook.” “It is an experiment that will help us understand how people adopt this new format,” the statement said.
Psychologist Doctor Vipul Rastaugi in Medanta believes that users are facing problems like depression due to the like system on social sites. He says, ‘Many people’s confidence goes with like and comment. They also get depression due to getting less likes. Many people even feel bad that you did not like my post or commented on it. However, these are people who are less confident than before. They also contain people who are troubled for some reason. Its only advantage was that people who are feeling inferiority of some kind can feel better by it. The disadvantage of the like system on Facebook is more. So if they are thinking of shutting it down, that’s good. In the desire for more likes, many people do not even care about their lives while taking a dangerous selfie.
Facebook has been feeling the social pressure falling on the young users on its platform, due to which this decision has been taken. The site believes that after this, people will be more comfortable while posting their thoughts, photos and videos. Cases of stress, cyber bullying and suicide have been reported due to less likes on the social site. Facebook believes that this is a step of improvement on the platform. The photo sharing platform Instagram is also working on a prototype design to hide likes on users’ posts. Instagram’s prototype design will hide likes from users’ posts. The user who shared the post will be able to see the likes, but the other users will not be able to see. It has been said by Instagram that at the moment it is an internal testing prototype and is not available to all users.
Writer Vineet Kumar, who keeps an eye on social media, says, “What Facebook has done does not just mean that people with less likes go into depression. Rather, there is a very big business tech behind it. You will know that today Likes and comments are also bought. With this, the likes and comments of those who are writing on a personal level are much less than this. Now what Facebook is doing, a better situation can be created. This will mean that people can write in a more stable way. My response to this will be very mixed, because if Facebook is going to do this, then what will be the paid likes?
It has been seen many times that there is a competition or resentment between likes and friends among themselves or friends. On this, Vineet says, ‘Look at this, I call this the’ New Castism Class War of Virtual Stage ‘. And it is not in the empty teenager, but I have seen many times even in people across 70 who say that I have written 30 books and there are not even 200 likes on my post. Actually, we should not see the biological age of active people on social media and see their digital age.’
If you ask me overall, I will say that if you are on the public platform, then the number does matter. You see, people are going viral and they are getting election tickets too. See if Facebook is deleting the number then it may bring some other parameter again.’