Remember last year when Instagram said BYE BITCH to likes and view counts? Welp, it looks like the visible like count is back with a vengeance.

Now, this might make you pleased, or it’ll make you shudder. Either way, the good news is that you’re allowed to control your destiny here. MAFS star Michael Brunelli has figured out how to disable the like count so your mates can’t see them, but you can see theirs (unless they, too, have turned them off).

In case you’re wondering if this is just a blue tick thing, it ain’t! I’m just an average Joe like you and as I said, I can see likes again on my personal account, but on my finsta (called No Context Charmed, if you care), I cannot see likes. So it sounds like this is one of those roll outs that only some users have access to, while others don’t. It seems totally random, aye.

“To turn seeing likes on/off, go to setting > privacy > posts [and slide the button],” Michael Brunelli wrote on Instagram.

And thus our peace of mind has been restored.

Goodbye, likes. Stay buries, pls.

Matty Galea is the Entertainment Editor at Pedestrian who also dabbles in woo-woo stuff like astrology and crystals and has been penning horoscopes since the start of his career. He also Tweets about pop culture and astrology and posts spicy content on Instagram.