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No likes! Instagram tests function that hides number of likes in posts

If you only think about likes and do everything to have more than others , you can start to get that idea out of your head because Instagram is thinking about removing this function from the app. The novelty began to be tested in Brazil on Wednesday (17) and now all likes and number of video views can only be seen by the account owner.

The folks at Instagram Brasil said that the goal is basically to reduce the competitiveness by likes: “We started this test because we want followers to focus more on the photos and videos that are shared, than on the amount of likes they receive. We don’t want to that people feel they are in a competition within Instagram and our expectation is to understand whether such a change could help people focus less on likes and more on telling their stories “.

 

 

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They also explained that the new function was based on the growing concern that the count of likes is negatively linked to the users’ mental health. The novelty has been tested in Canada before and it seems to be working very well: “We are very excited about the initial results, but we still need to study further about how it affects the user experience on the platform”.

FaceApp

Speaking of apps, FaceApp became a hit after people discovered a filter that makes them look old. Several celebrities also loved the novelty and the timeline was full of super cute grandmas and grandmas. You can find the App in online stores, both on Android and iOS devices .

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Apple and Google have teamed up to launch 230 new, more inclusive emojis!

The news in the virtual world does not stop coming! After Instagram started hiding the likes in the photos , Google and Apple announced that 230 new emojis will be launched over the year. Soon, you’ll be able to use sloth figurines, flamingos and even a “yawning” emoji. Too much, right?

However, the big surprise of the companies is that they included a diversity package . While emojis are increasingly integrating the language of the internet, there was a real lack on the part of users. They are emojis of guide dogs, wheelchair users, prosthetic limbs and people with hearing and visual impairments, in addition to more possibilities for couples’ stickers. Very incredible, right?

Another emoji that is sure to please the internet a lot, especially if you are addicted to social networks , is the hand emoji indicating something very small. We can’t wait to make a lot of jokes with him. Typical foods, such as falafel and chimarrão, will also make the list. Finally, gauchos will have their drink represented on smartphone keyboards around the world. How about using hearts with new colors? White and brown type. We love these news <3.

This was only possible due to the partnership between the two technology companies, via Unicode , the body responsible for the standardization of emojis. The figures are expected to reach cell phones by the end of this year. The Google and Apple razed, right?