Twitter Retires Its Star Icon, Introduces Heart For Twitter And Vine, Calls It Likes

Posted: Nov 4 2015, 5:39am CST | by , Updated: Nov 4 2015, 5:44am CST, in News | Technology News

Twitter Retires Its Star Icon, Introduces Heart for Twitter and Vine, Calls It Likes

Twitter says it is aware that its star icon could be confusing to new users on the micro-blogging platform, and it is replacing it with a heart icon both on Twitter and Vines.

According to a Twitter blog post, the heart icon for favorites will be known as “Likes,” and using it will be more rewarding and easier for all and sundry.

Twitter is choosing a heart icon because of what the heart symbol represents in every culture and clime across the world. A heart symbol symbolizes love, affection, likes, interest, and all positive things; and its meaning is unchanged and clearly understood everywhere in the world.

More so, a series of research conducted by the micro-blogging site reveals that people prefer the heart symbol to the star icon, because it allows them to be more expressive and connect with people under various emotion needs.

According to a Twitter tweet, “You can say a lot with a heart. Introducing a new way to show how you feel on Twitter.” Since almost everyone love the heart icon on Periscope, Twitter figures everyone would equally love it on Twitter and Vine.

To this end, the heart icon will become a common feature on Twitter for iOS and Android, Twitter for Windows 10, TweetDeck, Twitter website, and on tweets made by users across the globe. Meanwhile, it will also be available on the Vine Android app.

For now, the heart icon is not immediately available for Twitter for Mac as well as Vine for iOS, but these might come before the end of this year. Tapping the heart icon gives the user an experience that is better seen than told; but then, Twitter is open to feedback from users after having a feel with the new heart symbol.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/52" rel="author">Charles I. Omedo</a>
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