Instagram and Facebook had some experiments related to hiding the number of likes last year. This feature has officially become in the middle of the pandemic, and today Instagram brings a new option that will allow you to display the number of likes on posts.
For starters, we have the option to hide the number of likes in the News Feed. This allows the user to focus on posts instead of the interactions of that post. This option can be found in Settings -> Privacy -> Posts and applies instantly.