According to the Verge.com, Instagram has considered removing the like count under the photos on the app. This will of course create massive potential change, but I can see exactly where the creators of instgram are going with this idea.
An unreleased feature that would publicly hide like counts was spotted today by code hunter Jane Wong, who says the test states that Instagram wants “your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get.” Only the person who posted a photo will be able to see the number of likes it’s received.
Instagram says that it has not tested the feature. In a statement to The Verge, an Instagram spokesperson said: “We’re not testing this at the moment, but exploring ways to reduce pressure on Instagram is something we’re always thinking about.”
I am looking forward to this feature one day going into affect.