With the new update of Twitter, the users will not be able to show their gratitude towards the tweets as they used to do before. The social networking site has killed off the favorite option that was denoted with a star button, which has been replaced with a red heart button to ‘like’ the tweet.
With the favorite option on the tweet, people were able to show agreement or enjoyment without actually retweeting it. The feature was initially released in 2006 offering Twitter users to bookmark the tweets and have a view on them whenever they want to. The company has stated their views of replacing it with the new feature of ‘like’ in their owned subsidiary Vine whereas, it is there on Periscope for quite a time now. The new heart is quite similar to the one present on Periscope.
— Twitter (@twitter) November 3, 2015
Twitter said on their 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. The heart, in contrast, is a universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures, and time zones.”
However, many people using the social networking service are not amused by the launch of the new feature and removal of the favorite option, showing their unhappiness with their tweets. If you are a Twitter user do state your views regarding the rip-off of the favorite option by the company in the comments section below.