Hi, is there a way users can hide like counts? They would still see the heart icon and whether they had clicked it, just not how many others users had also done so.
Here’s how I’d like users to have like counts not appear, should they choose to. I wasn’t allowed to upload two images but I’ve removed the 1 next to each of those hearts:
In case this sounds like a strange request, two exemplary communities hid this information several years ago. MetaFilter allows users to hide favorite counts and still favorite posts; many users report feeling calmer and more engaged with each post without being able to see these numbers. Hacker News does not allow on a per-user basis, but many users feel calmer when they can’t see the number of upvotes.