Twitter Foregoes ‘Favorites' for ‘Likes'

Nov 05, 2015

Twitter says it is ditching the "Favorite" option and the star associated with it, and will instead allow users to "Like" a tweet by clicking on a heart. The change will also occur on Vine. Twitter has been testing out this relatively small change since June.

The small is change and some may even wonder why Twitter would bother.  According to its blog, "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." Twitter argues that the heart is a "more universal" symbol.