Instagram ‘likes’ to be hidden
2019-05-01 at 11:48
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has revealed a series of changes to the firm’s portfolio of social platforms, including Instagram and Whatsapp.
The new designs and features for its apps are a direct response to widespread criticism of how the firm protects user data.
Zuckerberg said the company plans to put privacy first.
He acknowledged that there was much to do to rebuild trust.
In a speech to developers, Zuckerberg described the firm’s new focus on privacy as “a major shift” in how the company is run.
Some of the more visible changes to those who use the firm’s products will include: Messages sent via Messenger will be end-to-end encrypted by default, meaning Facebook itself won’t see the contents, and the platform will be fully integrated with WhatsApp and Instagram trialling a “private like counts” feature which would hide the “likes” a post attracts from viewers, but not the account owner.