This Instagram Update Is Life-Changing For People Who Count Their Likes

There are few things more annoying (in the #firstworldproblems sense, anyway) than having 10 likes on an Instagram post and knowing  just one more would change that jumbled list of usernames beneath your photo to a nice, neat “11.”

Fortunately, that feeling may soon be a thing of the past: According to Mashable, Instagram is testing out a format that will show every photo’s likes in numerical form, as opposed to only those photos with 11 likes or more.


Twitter user Maya Kosoff was the first to share a screenshot of the update on social media.

Though many think the update is an upgrade from Instagram’s current methods…

…not everyone is on board.

Some are excited they no longer have to wait to see the names switch to numbers…

…while others think it cheapens the excitement of getting likes.

Still, some reports indicate likes will still appear as usernames if there are less than three.

Which is probably a good thing, because seeing “1 like” below a photo seems infinitely more depressing than seeing just one username.

Stay tuned for details on when this update officially rolls out.

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Gillian Fuller