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.

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

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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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https://twitter.com/volphanic/status/661577081810247682

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https://twitter.com/lifeofabrunette/status/661593091711856640

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