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Are Instagram likes going away for good? 😱

published25 days ago
2 min read

Happy Friday awesome marketer, does you remember people losing their likes a few months back for 24 hours? Well, the ones who did lose them, went above and beyond to let us know.

It may have been a bug at the time, but it was in preparation for something bigger, as Instagram chief Adam Mosseri has confirmed the launch of a new test that will enable IG users to choose whether they display post Like counts or not.

“Last year we started hiding like counts for a small group of people to see if it lessens some pressure when posting to Instagram. Some found this helpful and some still wanted to see like counts, in particular to track what’s popular. So we’re testing a new option that lets you decide the experience that’s best for you — whether that’s choosing not to see like counts on anyone else’s posts, turning them off for your own posts, or keeping the original experience.”

What will this mean for marketers? In the meantime, I have big news for you.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

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  • 📲 PearPop is an app allowing users to pay TikTok influencers to collaborate on content, and the company is angling to expand to Instagram, Triller, and more.
  • 📣In a recent report, Kantar found ads on TikTok are seen as more inspiring, trendsetting, and enjoyable than on other platforms. Kantar found that TikTok’s Branded Hashtag Challenge could even surpass iconic TV moments in reach and engagement.
  • 💬 They disappeared temporarily last mont, but Instagram likes may be going for good. Instagram chief Adam Mosseri has confirmed the launch of a new test that will enable IG users to choose whether they display post Like counts or not.
  • 🎧 The audio marketing obsession is not looking to stop anytime soon. According to new reports, Reddit’s currently testing its own take on audio social, with audio rooms within subreddits.

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MARKETING GUIDE

How does Clubhouse and social audio fit into the marketing mix?Clubhouse may be close to addressing a key limitation in its growth, with its Android app now progressing, which would open up the app to a whole range of potential new users.

Learn how audio marketing is taking over across all platforms, and why it matters. With a few tips on how to use audio for yourself, this guide reflects on the sudden shifts that have happened in the industry.


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