Now ‘like’ on Twitter & Vine, too

It’s gone. A feature that was around since 2006 with Twitter has been replaced. The ‘favorites’ & ‘stars’ have been replaced with ‘likes’ & ‘hearts’.

That’s right. Twitter announced on its official blog:

We are changing our star icon for favorites to a heart and we’ll be calling them likes. 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 favorite.

The heart, in contrast, is a universal symbol that 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.


Twitter like

Starting today, users will see hearts on Twitter for iOS & Android,, TweetDeck, Twitter for Windows 10, & on Tweets across the Internet, as well as on the Vine Android app & Website. They will see them soon on Vine for iOS & Twitter for Mac.


Image Credit: Twitter




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