Leaked Instagram Design Prototype Hides Number of Post Likes

· Screenshots shared by Twitter user Jane Munchun Wong indicated that the platform is testing hiding how many likes users get. In the screenshots, the number of likes is hidden and instead says "liked by [username] and others." A banner at the bottom of one screenshot says, "We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get." The banner also says that only the person in charge of the account can see how many likes their post got
· A spokesperson for Instagram clarified they're not testing the prototype at the moment but are still considering ways to "reduce pressure" on Instagram
· Wong says she also saw other new features, including AR filters for video calls, thread stickers for DMs and a shopping bag icon for e-commerce

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