Fb has dropped the “likes” button from its redesigned public pages utilized by artists, public figures, and types, the social media firm stated on Wednesday.
Fb Pages will solely present followers and have a devoted Information Feed the place customers can be part of conversations, work together with friends, and interact with followers, the corporate stated in a weblog submit.
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“We are removing Likes and focusing on Followers to simplify the way people connect with their favorite Pages,” Fb stated concerning the redesign.
Final yr, Instagram additionally introduced that the corporate was engaged on hiding the variety of likes every submit receives, which to this point is among the most controversial and essential experiments carried out by the corporate.
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“The idea is to try and depressurise Instagram, make it less of a competition, give people more space to focus on connecting with people that they love, things that inspire them,” stated Instagram Chief Adam Mosseri on the WIRED25 convention.
The variety of likes might be seen solely to the account homeowners and never the followers in a separate part of the app.