Twitter replaced ‘favorites’ with ‘likes’ and users are freaking out

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Twitter users are dismayed at the recent change implemented to the social media site.

The form of approval used on Twitter has been changed from star-shaped ‘favorites’ to heart-shaped ‘likes.’ They even changed the color from yellow to red.

It may seem like an insignificant change, but avid users of the site are annoyed.

People have even accused Twitter of trying to be like other social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.

There are theories as to why the change happened.

But here’s what really happened: Twitter execs think there is a lot of pressure about whether users actually think a tweet is their “favorite,” so they figured ‘likes’ were easier.

“It’s a lower bar gesture. It’s a lot easier.” Twitter investor Chris Sacca explained. “Like and heart is much less of a commitment.

One thing is certain: users would have preferred several changes over the introduction of the “like.”

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