Originally posted on TechCrunch:
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Google started highlighting these kinds of stats. Google also previously started showing view counts to all of the photos its users share on the service. For now, though, it doesn’t highlight view counts on posts, even though this number does flow into the total view count on the profile page.
If you would rather hide your views, you can also do that from your profile settings.
Google probably hopes that many users will be surprised by how many people have seen their posts. The same probably goes for brands and the many celebrities…
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