Instagram adding features to make its platform ‘less pressurized’

By removing public ‘like’ counts from posts and introducing deterrents to bullying and other negativity, the company is trying to make the photo-sharing app more welcoming.

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Instagram is responding to criticism about its platform and how it affects users’ mental health.

The company has become an industry forerunner with heavy engagement among young people, and it has the best projected growth of any social media platform. However, some consumers are moving away from social media over concerns that it hurts their relationships and emotional well-being.

New studies show that social media may be damaging, particularly to young people.

NBC News reported:

Mental health issues have risen significantly over the last decade and the rise of digital media may be one reason why, according to a national survey released Thursday.

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