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Tuesday
Nov032015

Twitter drops stars for hearts

Changing a central item in an established app or service is a tricky thing to get into. Regardless, Twitter has done so with its “stars” and “favorite” option and replaces this with “hearts” and the term “like.” Their reason behind this is the heart is supposed to be a universal signal and it encompasses a greater range of emotion than a star. It would also help new users understand their service better since a heart is more understandable than a star. According to Twitter product manager Akarshan Kumar, “You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favorite.” Although it would seem Twitter is falling behind its competitors as Tumblr and the like have been using hearts for a while and Facebook has been using the “like” term. The change will appear on Twitter.com, TweetDeck, Twitter for Windows 10, and also in Twitter's video looping app, Vine. What do you think? Do you approve of the change?

Source: Twitter | Via: Popular Science

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