Instagram Will Begin to Hide Likes

(TIML NEWS) Instagram will start hiding likes in the US as early as this week and Niki Minaj is not happy.

The test began Canada and was followed by Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.

“I’m not posting on IG after this week cuz they removing the likes,” said Minaj. “Hmmmm what should I get into now? Think of all the time I’ll have with my new life.”

Instagram has been running tests where it hides like counts on posts in seven different countries around the world, and very soon, it will start testing hiding them for some US users as well. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri made the announcement today at the WIRED25 conference.

In tests that have rolled out so far, likes are hidden from public posts in the Feed, on the web, and in profiles. However, you should still be able to see how many likes a post gets — it’s only other people that won’t be able to.