Twitter announced some big news this week: They changed their classic star icon that represented favorites to a heart that represents likes.
The heart icon isn’t new. Where have we seen it before? Instagram for one. Changing the meaning behind the shape to "likes" is a big play. Is Twitter just trying to be more like Facebook?
So why did Twitter make this huge shift in how users respond to Tweets? They say 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."
Although I doubt people were really all that confused with the star or that the heart will be easier to understand, it's clear that Twitter is shaking things up for a whole new look.
Let’s see what some people are saying:
While I’m not personally offended by Twitter’s shape shift, I do think it will take some getting used to.
What do you think about Twitter’s big change?