Instagram is expanding its hidden 'Like' test to more countries

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The test has also previously run in Canada, with the platform aiming to see whether users focus less on getting likes for what they share. And also some user thinks that they lack attention on Instagram due to the highest likes in a pic or video.

The company has been running a test in Canada since May, hiding total likes on images, and today that experiment is spreading to Australia.

"We know that people come to Instagram to express themselves and to be creative and follow their passions".

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Now Instagram has expanded the trial to several new countries including Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.

Aussie users will now notice that posts will show a user name "and others like this" below a post instead of the number of likes. You could always just upload a screenshot of how many likes your photos get.

The most-liked Instagram post is now a picture of an egg, with more than 53m likes, which launched a world-record attempting campaign to dethrone Kylie Jenner's record of 18m.

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The Royal Society for Public Health in the United Kingdom states that "Instagram is the most detrimental social networking app for young people's mental health".

Instagram, which has more than one billion users worldwide, is a platform that allows users to post images and videos that others can then like or comment on.

And influencers and other users of the platform can remain content with their own success by checking out the number of likes visible on their own posts, without worrying about what everyone else is up to.

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For influencers and businesses, Insights and Ad Manager won't be affected by the changes.

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