- Twitter has its famous star, which can be labeled as a favorite tweets, replaced by a heart. Also, the messages can not be saved as a favorite, but these can be from Tuesday geliket. The Twitter amendment follows the example of other social media companies like Facebook and Instagram already using the heart or the 'like'.
Investor Chris Sacca who, through his investment vehicle Lowercase Capital has a significant influence in the company, in early June already for such a change. According to him, the symbol of a heart twitterers encourage more frequent use of the messaging service.
Twitter is now caved. According to the company a heart less confusing compared to a star. " You can have a lot of things like that, but they are not all favorite ", said Twitter in a statement. " A Heart is thereby a universal symbol in all countries and cultures.
Twitter itself makes in his statement about the changes no mention of the similarities with the competition.