How often do you “like” photos on Instagram? Mashable reports that,
Instagram is testing a new feature that causes all likes to appear as numbers, even if a photo has few than 11 total likes. Previously, photos with fewer than 11 likes showed the usernames of each person who had liked the photo. It’s not clear how long Instagram has been testing the feature but many users began seeing the new likes late last week. It’s also not known if those who are part of the test are seeing only numbered like counts or if there’s a new, smaller threshold for when likes turn to numbers. It may sound like a small change, but it could be a significant one— achieving 11 likes is often perceived as an important milestone for each Instagram post, especially among young users, so changing the way the app shows likes could have a big impact in that regard.
That’s cool, I would like that better than seeing the name until you reach a dozen likes.