The new Instagram Likes to avoid saturating your private messages

When you post a Story on Instagram and someone “likes” it, you get a notification in the form of a direct message. You cannot see the Like on the post itself as it is a story, but yes you get the notice to your MDs tray of the application. And since it can be a bit stressful if you have a lot of followers and upload multiple stories, Meta has found a way to fix this.

New Instagram Likes

Implemented a new icon, Instagram has put a new heart-shaped button in the stories to give a like if you like them, right between the bar to write a message and the button that looks like a paper plane. The button allows you to like, but its particularity is that when doing so no longer sends a direct message to the creator, instead it shows up in the history viewnext to the image of the person who marked it.

And also, this like is only visible only to those who have published the story. In this way, seeing your direct messages filled with notifications of likes in your story is over.

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This is a change aimed at “people can express more support, but also to clean up the direct messages a bit”as explained by the person in charge of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, in a video shared on the social network Twitter.