Here's What Aussie Celebs and Influencers Think About Instagram Removing Likes
As of today, Instagram users in Australia will no longer be able to see the number of likes on posts or video views. The change comes with the goal to take the stress out of posting. "We hope this test will remove the pressure of how many likes a post will receive, so you can focus on sharing the things you love." commented Mia Garlick, Facebook's director of policy in Australia and New Zealand.
While the move comes with the best of intentions, we wonder about those users who rely on likes to make a living — could Instagram's feel-good fix course trouble for influencers, brands and celebrities?
A first-world problem, but one that requires further investigation. So we reached out to friends of the brand to find out what the future holds without like counts on Instagram. Scroll to hear what Pia Miller, Elle Ferguson and more had to say.