Influencers Dodge the Bullet: Instagram, Facebook Users to Have Choice in Hiding 'Likes'

It looks like, for now at least, social media influencers are in the clear.

After lots of deliberation, Facebook announced last week it would give users everywhere the choice to hide "likes" on their Instagram and Facebook accounts. The move comes after multiple years of tests on hiding likes for users in select countries around the world.

Facebook's decision to allow users to choose whether or not to hide "likes" is a huge win for influencers, celebrities and others who depend on the "social proof" aspect of sky-high "likes" and "follower" counts on their profiles to generate income.