Instagram hides numbers of likes from posts for some users during test

In this photo illustration, an Instagram logo seen displayed on a smartphone with a pen, key, book and headsets in the background. (Photo Illustration by Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Social media lit up after Instagram accidentally hid the number of likes from posts for some users Tuesday night.

So what exactly happened? Turns out, it’s a bug they encountered during a test, which is an expansion of an ongoing test the social media company started in 2019.

Instagram is working to fix the issue as soon as possible.

"We've been testing a new experience to hide likes on Feed posts. We unintentionally added more people to the test today, which was a bug — we’re fixing this issue and restoring like counts to those people as soon as possible," Instagram said in a statement.



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