Twitter Hearts: A Common Language for Global Community

Twitter has changed its star icon for favorites to a heart.

Akarshan Kumar, a Twitter product manager, said in a blog post: “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.”

I personally think it’s a nice change and we can express more feelings with a heart rather than a star. Starting from yesterday, November 3rd, you can show how  you feel on Twitter with Twitter hearts.
Watch the below video for more insights.

“You’ll see hearts on Twitter for iOS and Android,, TweetDeck, Twitter for Windows 10, and on Tweets across the Internet, as well as on the Vine Android app and website,” said Akarshan Kumar.

He added that we’ll see Twitter hearts on Vine for iOS and Twitter for Mac soon.

What is your opinion about the new change?


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