No more stars: Hearts are replacing Twitter favorites



Twitter is changing one of its most iconic features

Favorites, which have typically been represented by stars, are now becoming “likes” and take the form of hearts, the company announced Tuesday. The hearts will also appear on Vine\’s apps and website.

Likes will work much the same way as favorites; hearts will appear where the stars once did underneath tweets. The “favorites” section in your user profile, which shows tweets that you have favorited, will also be renamed “Likes.” The change is meant to “make Twitter easier and more rewarding to use,” according to product manager Akarshan Kumar, who says the star can be confusing for new users. Read more…

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