Have you noticed anything different on your social media apps? Facebook and Instagram users now have the option of hiding likes on posts. While Facebook and Instagram have been testing this idea for a while, they finally followed through with making it an option for all users. Their hope is that, by providing the option to hide likes, they are removing pressure from users striving to create a popular post.
This may be helpful to your teen's mental health on social media! Teens have always faced pressure to fit in, but now, with social media, that pressure is constant. Hopefully, being able to post without the fear of everyone being able to see how many likes you have, will ease the unrelenting pressure to please.