You’re absolutely right.
In this article, I was referring to the meaning and to the function of likes before they become that vanity metric that we all know.
Of course, mental health is the number one reason why Instagram is going to hide that like count. And I think it’s for the better. However, there will always be metrics to compare yourself to, like the number of followers, or the overall growth of the account and so on. If people want to compare themselves and rank themselves from the most popular to the least, they will always find ways to do that, even if all metrics are hidden.
Thank you for reading Zen!