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Instagram accidentally hid likes for some users: Report

SAN FRANCISCO

Fb-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram briefly hid likes from a few of its customers, after the corporate by chance expanded a long-running take a look at of the function.

In keeping with a CNN report, a number of customers reported seeing the change on their profiles on Tuesday, with the variety of likes changed with the phrase “and others”.

“We’ve been testing a brand new expertise to cover likes on… posts,” a spokesperson for Fb was quoted by CNN Enterprise.

“We unintentionally added extra individuals to the take a look at as we speak, which was a bug—we’re fixing this situation and restoring like counts to these individuals as quickly as doable,” it added.

Instagram has been operating restricted checks of that change for years. In 2019, the corporate mentioned it might begin eradicating the variety of likes from a restricted variety of accounts in Canada.

Instagram has not supplied a timeline for when it expects the hidden likes to roll out extensively.

Whereas followers wouldn’t have the ability to see the overall variety of likes a publish obtained, the proprietor of the account nonetheless may, Instagram mentioned on the time.

Customers may click on to see a full checklist of the accounts who favored the publish, however they wouldn’t have the ability to see a quantity highlighting how many individuals favored it, the report mentioned. — IANS

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