Twitter has swapped favourites for likes – and a gold star for a red heart

The social media platform has removed its "confusing" 'favourite' star, replacing it with a heart-shaped 'like' button

You can forget about your Twitter faves. They are no more. 


The social media giant is getting rid of its iconic ‘favourite’ button, and following in Facebook’s footsteps by introducing a ‘like’ button instead. Not a blue thumbs-up though, but by a lovely red heart. Aaaah.

“We are changing our star icon for favourites to a heart and we’ll be calling them likes. 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,” said Twitter in its announcement. 

“The heart is more expressive, enabling you to convey a range of emotions and easily connect with people.”

The time of the star is over, the time of the heart has begun. And they are already in use across a lot of Twitter accounts, ours included. 

So now you can ‘like’ this… 

Or show us some love for this:


Go on, express your range of emotions…