Technology Facebook has begun hiding likes
Facebook experimenting with hiding likes, report says
Another way to help improve users' mental health.
Facebook began hiding likes on Friday, Sept. 27, making the number of reactions, views and likes visible only to a post's author. The test kicked off in Australia, the social media giant confirmed last week, and includes ads.
"We are running a limited test where like, reaction and video view counts are made private across Facebook," a Facebook spokesperson told CNET in an emailed statement on Sept. 26.
Facebook might start hiding 'Like' counts for posts
Facebook on Tuesday confirmed it is dabbling with no longer making a public display of how many "likes" are racked up by posts. "We are considering hiding like counts from Facebook," a spokesman for the leading social network told AFP on Tuesday. Twitter has also experimented with hiding numbers of times tweets were "liked" or "retweeted," according to product lead Kayvon Beykpour. Twitter found that people engaged less with tweets when they couldn't see the counts. "When you remove engagement indicators, people engage less," Beykpour said while briefing journalists at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco last month.
Facebook added that it would "gather feedback to understand whether this change will improve people's experiences."
As of Sept. 30, Facebook said it is still expanding the experiment to more people in Australia, but it should be out to the majority of people in the country within the next day or two.
, after . In August, Facebook said the Instagram test was meant to "remove the pressure of how many likes a post will receive" on Instagram, and that Facebook was "excited by the early test results."
As of July, : Australia, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy and Japan.
First published at 1:57 p.m. PT on Sept. 26.
Updated on Sept. 27 at 4:51 p.m.: Adds more info; Sept. 30 at 1.21 p.m.: Adds update from Facebook.
Sign of a good relationship: Do not show it on Facebook
Psychologists have been trying for years to draw conclusions about our psyche from our user behavior on Facebook. What it means to present their own relationship on Facebook, they have now decrypted
The Facebook world is quite a special one. Nowhere else do we quickly compliment "likes", criticize or present ourselves as in the social network. And honestly, anyone who has more than 150 friends on Facebook will probably admit that they are mostly acquaintances or even strangers. But why do we share information about us with casual acquaintances or even strangers? Especially when it comes to your own relationship?
Instead of protecting their privacy, many users keep their Facebook friends up to date with couples' photos, public declarations of love, and updating their own relationship status. Instagram further strengthens this behavior with seemingly perfect couple photos.What's behind the behavior?
researcher Tara Marshall, a psychologist at Brunel University in London, says, "It's important to understand why people write about certain topics on Facebook. People who get more likes and comments experience the sense of social inclusion, while those who do get none, feel excluded. "interviewed a total of 555 Facebook users about their status behavior and psychological background with their peers. The result: the lower your own self-confidence, the more often you post things about the partner. It is unlikely that this is an particularly happy relationship , as pictures, status updates, etc. would like to believe. Rather, these expressions of love pushed their own ego.
Another study on the subject comes from the researchers at. The more insecure men or women feel in a relationship, the more often they post common images, so the conclusion.
Do we really need that?
What do both studies want to tell us? A happy relationship needs no evidence. Those who really care about the relationship get along in very different ways. And is not it: The person with whom one most wants to share the joy of the relationship, is surely the own partner and not 400 strangers, or not?
Instagram test of hiding 'likes' spreading to US .
Instagram chief Adam Mosseri on Friday said that a test of hiding "likes" at the image and photo sharing social network will spread to the US. "Heads up! We've been testing making likes private on Instagram in a number of countries this year," Mosseri said in a tweet."Heads up! We've been testing making likes private on Instagram in a number of countries this year," Mosseri said in a tweet.
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