What Happened to Likes on Instagram Videos?

Where are the Likes on Instagram Videos?

K so out of nowhere Instagram decided to hide the number of likes you get on a video post and instead you see number of views.

At first I was super pissed about this. I was mid-way through a strongly worded tweet when I decided to take a look at some of my old video posts. I looked at one that got 50 likes and it said over 350 views. I instantly had a change of heart. I felt like Kylie Jenner for a sec. 

You can still see the number of likes you get on a video by tapping the view count but honestly who cares when you’re getting hundreds of views. 

What counts as a view? A video’s view count doesn’t include video loops, and a view is counted when a video is watched for 3 seconds or more. Keep in mind that view counts will only show up on videos that were uploaded after November 19, 2015.

Here’s what Instagram has to say about it “it’s the best way to show how the community is engaging with video.” We say thanks for making me look almost famous on IG. You sure know the way to our hearts. They’re totally just showing up Vine like they’ve been doing since they day they announced Instagram videos. We dig it though! 

Between this and Drake and Rihanna dropping the Work video this week 2016 is off to a fire start. 


Spotted: Drake telling Rihanna – you better post a video on IG this week RiRi.

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