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Instagram Addresses Hiding Likes on Some Users' Posts

Instagram made a big change to their app – and users were not happy about it.

On Tuesday (March 2), many Instagram users realized that the app had started to hide the amount of likes posts on the app had received.

Before, Instagram users would be able to see the actual amount of other users liking their posts, but on Tuesday, Instagram changed the like feature to now it just saying one user’s name and “others” instead of the actual amount of likes.

Back in 2019, Instagram first gave users a heads up that they were going to start a test to hide likes on their app, but never gave an official timeline for this change.

“Testing a Change to How You See Likes,” Instagram said at the time. “We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get. During this test, only you will be able to see the total number of likes on your posts.”

However, Instagram never officially announced that they were getting rid of the likes ahead of Tuesday’s change.

After some backlash from users, Instagram tweeted out a statement addressing the change, saying it was done “unintentionally.”

“We’ve been testing a new experience to hide likes on Feed posts,” Instagram tweeted. “We unintentionally added more people to the test today, which was a bug — we’re fixing this issue and restoring like counts to those people as soon as possible.”

Besides former President Donald Trump, find out which other politician was recently banned from Instagram.

10 Most Followed K-Pop Idol Personal Instagram Accounts

So many K-Pop superstars also happen to be social media sensations – and the top accounts have millions and millions of followers!

From solo superstars to girl group and boy band members, plenty of South Korean stars have become huge on Instagram. And based on the latest roundup of idol follower counts, we know who the most popular stars are on the social media platform!

Here’s one hint: the top four most-followed individual accounts are all in the same group! That same act just broke some Guinness World Records as well.

10. IU
18.8 million followers

Click inside to see who else are the most followed K-pop acts…

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Banned From Instagram Over Anti-Vaxx Content

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is the nephew of former U.S. president John F. Kennedy, the son of Robert F. Kennedy, and married to actress Cheryl Hines, has been banned from Instagram.

“We removed this account for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the coronavirus or vaccines,” a spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram, said in a statement to CNN last week. His Facebook account is still active at this time.

If you don’t know, Robert is a major anti-vaccine advocate. So far, three other celebrities are also refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, and we can imagine Robert will be skipping the shot as well.

The Coronavirus vaccines are currently in high demand to help life return to normal and control the spread of the deadly virus. Public health experts and scientists point to the vaccine being safe and effective.

Mark Zuckerberg Announces 'Indefinite' Trump Ban on Facebook & Instagram

Mark Zuckerberg is banning the President of the United States.

Following the breach of the U.S. Capitol by Trump loyalists on Wednesday (January 6), the Facebook founder issued a statement confirming that Trump‘s divisive rhetoric will no longer be allowed to be shared on Facebook and Instagram.

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“The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden,” he wrote.

“His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence,” he continued.

“Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms. Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies,” he said.

“We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government. We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”

Trump recently told his supporters to “go home” while also reiterating his unproven claim that the election was rigged. He further fanned the flames of dissent among his supporters by criticizing Vice President Pence for not bowing to pressure to overturn the presidential election results.

The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, January 7, 2021

James Charles Goes Off in Rant About Instagram Update: 'Their Priorities Lie in Making Money'

James Charles is calling out Instagram.

The 21-year-old influencer went on a rant on his Instagram Story this week, putting the social media platform on blast for their latest update.

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“Save yourself the time. As usual, it’s absolute trash and proves once again that Instagram does not give a flying f–k about their creators or literally anybody that uses this app. They moved everything around and it makes it very, very clear where their priorities lie: making money, and only making money,” he said.

“They moved the post button and the notification buttons to the upper right corner…instead, now the post button leads you to Reels, nobody f–king asked for Reels. We have TikTok for a reason,” he continued.

“Now, the notifications button is a shop button. Who is shopping on Instagram?” he exclaimed.

“Instagram just keeps adding features that literally nobody is asking for. I just don’t understand, I’ve said this so many times before…do you know how easy it would be to just make a few changes to the algorithm here and there, to at least make everyone kinda happy, but still add these features to make more money on the back end?”

James also recently revealed what cosmetic work he’s had done.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Passes 200 Million Followers on Instagram - See the Top 10 Most Followed Stars!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is incredibly popular!

The wrestling superstar and Jumanji actor passed the 200 million mark on Instagram on Thursday (October 8).

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“Lesson I learned, as I just surged past 200 MILLION FOLLOWERS 😳🙏🏾💪🏾🥃 Here’s what I’ve learned these past few weeks and maybe, you can find value in this take away and apply it to your own life,” he wrote.

“Always speak your truth. And when you do speak your truth – do your best to speak with dignity, compassion, respect, poise and empathy. Even when the conversations get uncomfortable – when you approach with respect and care – on the other side of discomfort – is clarity and progress. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for giving me the space to speak my truth. You have my word, I’ll always do my best to speak my truth with dignity, respect, empathy and GRATITUDE. That’s my lesson I’ve learned,” he continued.

“And the result of speaking my truth is I was just informed, I’ve surged past and blown by 200 MILLION FOLLOWERS on Instagram and over 300 MILLION FOLLOWERS across all platforms – officially becoming/ The #1 followed man in America. The #1 followed American man in the world. And most importantly, the #1 daddy at home. Love you guys, I always got your back and let’s keep rockin’ 🖤👊🏾”

Congratulations to The Rock!

Find out inside who the Top 10 most followed stars on Instagram are…

Most-Followed Celebrities on Instagram Revealed & the Most-Followed Female Star Is First Woman to Hit 200 Million Followers!

There has been a change in the most-followed celebs on Instagram! The most-followed female celebrity (who is number 2 on this list) is now the first female star to his 200 million followers on the social media platform!

The most-followed male star has 237 million followers on his platform.

Because of this new info, we’re taking a look at which celebrities have the biggest following on Instagram.

One interesting fact is that it appears as if Selena Gomez – who was once the most followed female celeb on the social media platform – has dropped not one, but THREE spots on this list since the beginning of the year. One female singer, one female reality star, and one male actor both surpassed Selena in the follower count since February of 2019.

The data in this post is all accurate as of the time of this posting, but due to constantly changing Instagram follower counts, things may vary slightly over time.

Click through the slideshow to see which celebrity is the most-followed on Instagram in 2020…