Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri Announces "Likes" Will Be Removed and Hidden from the Platform Next Week
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri Announces "Likes" could Be Removed, and Hidden, from the Platform Next Week. "Likes" disappearing from social media outlets, has been seen as an important change, in a society where mental health is a growing problem.
Many mental health issues are associated with people's heavy use of social media platforms. A "Like", becomes more and more important to a person's emotional well being, due to these facts. People were even willing to pay top dollar, to have fake likes added to their IG posts. Removing likes all together, will nip the "popularity contest" aspect of Instagram, in the bud. The hope is to create a healthier and safer, social media environment, for all users on Instagram.