Instagram Rolls Out New Testing That Hides Like And Video Counts

Instagram has announced that it is currently testing a new feature which hides the total number of likes and video views. The feature has only been rolled out in seven countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. The concept behind this life-altering change is to promote content in a more unbiased nature. By removing like and view counts, Instagram is hoping to force its users to focus on the content itself instead of the quantity and quality of likes. This feature only limits users from seeing others’ photo and video likes and users will still be able to see their own like counts. Only time will tell if this feature will “benefit everyone’s experience” as Instagram hopes. Check out Instagram’s official announcement below and stay tuned for more updates.

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Viral Sensation #AgeChallenge Raises Concerns With FaceApp Privacy Policy

The viral FaceApp challenge has captured millions of social media users worldwide as well as an extensive list of celebrities including Drake, Sam Smith, the Jonas Brothers, and Lil Nas. Some of our favorite producers and DJs like Diplo, Skrillex, and Dillon Francis (pictured above) have also taken on the challenge and shared their aged photos on Instagram.

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But now the old-age photo filter sensation has led to some concerns regarding privacy issues. According to the New York Post, “FaceApp, which you grant permission to access your photo gallery, also includes in their Terms and Conditions that they have the right to modify, reproduce and publish any of the images you process through its AI.” In reaction to the growing social media and news coverage about the AI photo editor’s privacy policy, users have uproared with security concerns. The idea that the Russian app is keeping photos on their servers and potentially sharing that information within Russia has driven some Democratic officials, like NY Senator Chuck Schumer, to call for an FBI investigation into the “national security and privacy risks” FaceApp poses, reported today by NPR.

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