"You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favorite," Twitter product manager Akarshan Kumar told Mashable. "The heart, in contrast, is a universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures, and time zones. The heart is more expressive, enabling you to convey a range of emotions and easily connect with people. And in our tests, we found that people loved it."
That is a statement I would not fave.
Twitter users took the change in stride. Haha nah.
Twitter is switching to hearts/likes instead of stars/favs. This is the endtimes.— #UNFLUENCER (@JoseRMejia) November 3, 2015
well, better twitter change them to “likes” than “the cold, inexorable march of death comes for us all”— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) November 3, 2015
fave > fav > > > 10,000 layers of filth and sorrow and despair > > > "hearts" and "likes"— Mark Berman (@markberman) November 3, 2015
Can't wait till 2017, when Twitter will change hearts & likes to "YASSS QUEEN SLAYYY"— Bilge Ebiri (@BilgeEbiri) November 3, 2015
Twitter changed it from favs⭐️ to likes❤️ smh the disrespect— sara (@saraanixx) November 3, 2015
One question remains: If we can no longer fave each other's tweets, how will we flirt?