Alternatively, you could keep it as a temporary solution
If you are more inclined towards using Instagram on phone, you could keep the extension installed for certain cases, where you might want to see likes/comments count on a particular post. In those situations, you could use the post's link and open it on Chrome.
Many reports had highlighted that people often spiral into depression and self-pity after witnessing the attention given to others' posts, which the photo-sharing giant hoped to change through hidden likes/comments.
However, many believe, instead of forcing hidden likes, it should've made it an optional choice.