Here's a Browser Extension That Makes Hidden Instagram Likes Visible Again

For those not ready to give up precious likes.

By
Tech
6,612 Hypes 5 Comments

Instagram has been busy hiding like counts in an effort to make the social media platform less about popularity and more about quality content. For those not ready to give up their precious likes on Instagram, though, The Return of the Likes Chrome extension reportedly restores visible like and comment counts to each post.

The only catch is that the extension is only able to overlay like and comment numbers at the top right corner of posts on Instagram’s website. For now, the feature is not available through the mobile Instagram app. TechCrunch notes that even though the extension only works online at the moment, users can easily send themselves a permalink to a specific post via the Instagram app to then research its like and comment count through The Return of the Likes.

TechCrunch also notes that it has tested The Return Of The Likes and verifies that it is not a scam. The creator of the extension, Socialinsider, is an actual media analytics company that offers software that measures social media stats like engagement. On the bottom of the extension’s download page, Socialinsider notes that “No data is sent to Socialinsider servers.”

Learn more and download The Return Of The Likes over on the Chrome Web Store.

Elsewhere in tech, Pringles has created a self-feeding headset for gamers.

Read Full Article
Source
Techcrunch

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

100 Users Online

What to Read Next

The Art Plug Power House 2019 Edition Will Present Works by Over 50 Artists
Arts

The Art Plug Power House 2019 Edition Will Present Works by Over 50 Artists

Digital creations by Chad Knight, abstract works by Pat Hanley and more.

Lido Introduces New Album 'PEDER' & Shares "How To Do Nothing" Visual
Music

Lido Introduces New Album 'PEDER' & Shares "How To Do Nothing" Visual

The multi-talented musician is back.

A 1930s Soda Factory in Brooklyn Has Transformed Into a Modern Bathhouse
Design

A 1930s Soda Factory in Brooklyn Has Transformed Into a Modern Bathhouse

Inspired by communal bathing culture in Scandinavia, Russia and Turkey.


KAWS Releases 350-Page 'Companionship in the Age of Loneliness' Book
Arts

KAWS Releases 350-Page 'Companionship in the Age of Loneliness' Book

In celebration of his exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.

Heron Preston Crafts Authorized Counterfeits at Basic Space's Art Basel Miami Workshop
Fashion

Heron Preston Crafts Authorized Counterfeits at Basic Space's Art Basel Miami Workshop

Preston will guide attendees through the process of creating their own genuine fake merch.

Watch Megan Thee Stallion's Spicy 'NPR' Tiny Desk Concert Performance
Music

Watch Megan Thee Stallion's Spicy 'NPR' Tiny Desk Concert Performance

The rapper runs through hits like “Big Ole Freak” and “Hot Girl Summer.”

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.