Instagram has come under heavy criticism for the recently introduced ‘Like animation’. The company frequently rolls out new features and updates to the platform with the aim of improving the overall user experience.

Instagram also intends to provide users with fresh and visually appealing elements in order to boost user engagement. However, sometimes several users may not like some of these changes.


Instagram new ‘Like animation’ gets heavily criticized

And by looking at the recent reports (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10), it appears that the changes to the ‘Like animation’ have not been well received by some users as well.

After the recent modification, a big heart appears on the screen whenever one likes a post or reel. However, users are getting irritated by the animation’s intrusion on their liking experience.

As per the claims, they desire a more tranquil interaction with the pictorial content. One of those affected contends that they no longer feel inclined to like any post or reel that they come across.

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Another user believes that Instagram has taken inspiration from TikTok and implemented the visual change as it is.

Instagram added this dumb ass animation when you like a photo. I want to delete this app now. Can’t even like a photo in peace.

That new like animation on instagram is gonna make me NOT like posts.

Some are even so disappointed that they want to delete the app from their devices right away. In addition, they have also questioned the necessity of introducing a change that was in no way necessary.

And understandably, users are looking for ways to disable the new animation. But as of now, there seems to be no way of going back to the old animation.

However, it’s possible that Instagram will take user feedback into account and make adjustments to the feature.

Having said that, we will keep tabs on this topic and update the article accordingly.

Note: There are more such stories in our dedicated Instagram section, so be sure to follow them as well.

Featured image source: Instagram.

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