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Social Media and Mental Health: Instagram, Facebook will allow users to hide 'likes' on posts

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Facebook and Instagram are adjusting their features to give users the option to hide “like” counts on posts. 

The change could have a positive effect on users’ mental health. Some people applaud the new option, others are frustrated by it. 

Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram says,  it’s a project he’s been working on for a long time. 

 

“Our hope was to depressurize Instagram a little bit and allow you to focus more on your friends and what you're inspired by and a little less on like counts," Mosseri said in a video posted on Twitter. 

 

Do we rely on social validation? Are we planning out of lives based on the feedback that we get from others? 

 

Farajii Muhammad and callers weigh in on the topic. 

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For The Culture with Farajii: 5-27-21- Hour 2