Instagram redesigns its camera and starts hiding Like counts

Screenshots of Instagram camera with a new effects wheel

There were plenty of exciting announcements at Facebook's F8 conference last night. Everyone's talking about Facebook getting a major redesign, but it wasn't the only social media platform to be ringing the changes. Photo-sharing app Instagram also unveiled some exciting new features, including a redesigned camera and dedicated shopping tags. All of which it claims will help artists and creators to connect with their audiences more easily.

Interestingly, it will also be making follower counts much less prominent, and hiding like counts on posts. The idea presumably is to make Instagram feel like a friendlier, less competitive place. 

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.