View counts easily gauge how interested people are in a post or how well-placed it is. The count tally increases any time a post is commented on, liked, or the post’s detail page is viewed. In the Community Builder, the Show Views option in the Feed Compact property editor lets you show or hide view counts for Compact Feed items.
View counts take effect with the adoption of this release, but the count tally begins only after adoption. Compact feeds you created in the Spring ‘16 release are updated to include view counts.