A few days back, we informed our readers that Instagram has rolled out the feature of “Hiding like” in several countries. The company is planning to release the feature in other countries too. This new feature will not basically show the number of likes received on posts.
The company introduced this feature just to remove the psychological pressure on Youth. According to some insiders that Instagram is one of the major social platforms that are harmful to the youth’s mental health.
Instagram Should Also Hide the Number of Followers
Personally, I appreciate this action taken by the company as it will reduce the anxiety among the youth that they are developing because of the “Like counts”. However, this is not enough. I would personally suggest that the company should also hide the number of followers. It has been observed that youth is also taking this thing so serious that their friends have more followers. Just to increase the number of followers on Instagram they also accept the follow request from unknown people. Which in return makes privacy issues too.
Feelings the youth gets by seeing the more followers on their friends Instagram account have some negative psychological effects. Which also affects their behavior and cognitive thinking.
Though Instagram is good platform via that youth can express themselves but the like counts and followers counts are no doubt affecting the self- esteem of the youth.
So the company should really think about it!
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