Twitter's 'favourite' stars become 'like' hearts

Users will now click on a heart icon for ‘Likes’ that have now replaced ‘Favourites’

Web Desk November 03, 2015
Users will now click on a heart icon for ‘Likes’ that have now replaced ‘Favourites’.

Twitter on Tuesday changed its star button to a heart for the users to now go for likes instead of favourites.

“We are changing our star icon for favourites to a heart and we’ll be calling them likes, product manager Akarshan Kumar said in a blog post on Tuesday.

"We want to make Twitter easier and more rewarding to use, and we know that at times the star could be confusing, especially to newcomers. You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favourite."

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Highlighting the new feature, Kumar said the heart being a universal symbol resonates across languages, cultures, and time zones.

"The heart is more expressive, enabling you to convey a range of emotions and easily connect with people. And in our tests, we found that people loved it," the post added.

Twitter is struggling to boost its user base in the face of sluggish growth compared with that of other social networks. It recently brought co-founder Jack Dorsey back as its chief executive on a permanent basis.


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