An unreleased feature which would hide like counts on Instagram posts has been discovered.

Code inspector Jane Wong found the feature and reports that it fits with Instagram’s aim to have users focus on what you share and not how many likes you get.

Instagram, in a statement to The Verge, said the feature has not been tested but confirmed that the company is looking into ways to reduce ‘pressure’ on its users.

Such a change would be a huge departure from the way that Instagram users interact with the site and how social clout is measured among influencers and sponsors.

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