Facebook Is Removing the ‘Like’ Button to Save Your Mental Health

Facebook has begun hiding like counts from its users, in a test aimed at curbing the site’s potential negative impacts on mental health.

The experiment makes the number of likes, reactions and views on a post only visible to its author. It launched in Australia on Friday, following a similar trial on Instagram which began in July.

Facebook is moving to limit the importance of approval metrics on its platform and said it has yet to decide whether the experiment will expand beyond Australia.

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