Well there it goes, bye bye, toodle pip, ta ra! Today we say goodbye to the ever famous star and welcome a heart to the Twittersphere!
From today, you can no longer ‘favourite’ a post, you can now ‘like’ it with a heart. The changes have been rolled out for most online users and also on the app.
Twitter commented that this change would make Twitter easier and “more rewarding” to use, adding that at times the star could be confusing, especially to newcomers.
However, could the heart not potentially do the same? Does a heart not represent love? Twitter stated, “You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favourite.”
The heart symbol has been a huge part of other social media sites such as Instagram and Periscope and is a universal symbol that resonates across all languages cultures and time zones, but will it be a hit on Twitter?