In early November, Twitter did away with the “favorite” button and added a “like” one in its place to the dismay of many users. The popular social media company replaced the star icon, which represented “favorite” with a heart for “like.”
According to PR Week, the company explained the change by stating it wanted to, “make Twitter easier and more rewarding to use. You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favorite.” Many Twitter users seem to disagree.
Twitter users took to the social media site to express their ill will towards the change. Some users refuse to even acknowledge the change, while others created memes to express their feelings about the change.
I'm still calling these "likes" favorites so you might as well change it back Twitter
— Grayson Dolan (@GraysonDolan) November 4, 2015
When Twitter went from 'favorites' to 'likes' and thought we wouldn't notice ? pic.twitter.com/H6bxCI4HmB
— nnaemeka (@narddawggg) November 4, 2015
What do you think of “favorites” turning into “likes” on Twitter? Do you think it will affect the usage of Twitter? Does changing symbols really have that much effect on your Twitter or social media experience?