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Twitter replaces 'Star' button with 'Heart' button: With this now you can 'like' a tweet
Micro-blogging site Twitter replaced favourite 'star' button with like 'heart' button. This development by the company has been done with an aim to increase the user base.

Twitter announced the change in a blog post, and said it was ditching the stars for heart-shaped 'like' buttons to make the site 'easier and more rewarding to use'.

Product Manager at Twitter, Akarshan Kumar said, "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," as reported by Firstpost.

Explaining the latest move by the Twitter, he said, "You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favorite....heart is a universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures and time zones."



But, it seems the change has not gone well with the users as a Twitter poll found that 88 per cent people preferred favorite button and only 12 per cent were in favour of the like button.

The heart symbol is already in use on Twitter's Periscope livestream app, and now it is also being used in Twitter. The idea to replace the star button with heart button had been there around for a month, as key Twitter investor Chris Sacca had suggested about this change in a blog post.

Sacca had said, "Favorite is a superlative. It implies a ranking. In the early days of Twitter many of us interpreted the word literally and only keep a few tweets in our favourites that were truly, well, our favourites..........Today, many of my friends and I use the star as a 'like' button equivalent… However, the majority of users are baffled by favorites and they don't end up using the star much, if at all."

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