Instagram and Facebook now let you hide “likes,” but what’s the point?
Facebook and Instagram users now have two new options. They can remove the likes display from their own posts, so nobody can see how many they have received. And they can also disable likes entirely, so the user cannot see them on any posts at all.
But will this make any difference at all? If likes are like crack to validation-seeking teens and adults, then what use is self-regulation? Surely there must be something in it for Facebook, itself?