Facebook is reportedly planning to add a new feature which will allow users to publicly hide the Like count on their posts.
App researcher Jane Manchun Wong has found the code inside Facebook’s Android app that hides the exact amount of likes on a post from everyone but the original poster, TechCrunch reported on Monday.
Facebook has reportedly confirmed that it’s considering a test that would hide like counts, but that the test hasn’t started running yet.
The company said the purpose behind the move is to remove the pressure among users who are concerned about the reach of their posts and impressions.
Back in April during a conference in California Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram said: “We want people to worry a little bit less about how many likes they’re getting on Instagram and spend a bit more time connecting with the people that they care about.