Twitter’s latest change ditches favorites over likes
Twitter is one of those companies that isn’t doing bad at all, but wishes it could do better about its growth. As a result the company has scrambled to re-invent itself over and over in finding ways to become useful, up to the point of even switching its leadership in the process. Those of you who believe this service’s obsession overrated might be right, but more changes continue.
In a change that actually does make sense, Twitter has decided to rename its “Favorites” button for a “Like” button that will be represented by a heart. If you think of it, many users have actually decided to use the favorites button to signal a like, even if it wasn’t designed with that intention, and where people would hardly ever return to the favorites feed in order to look back at a particular tweet. At a time when services like Pocket can connect seamlessly with Twitter, it makes all the sense in the world for the favorites feature to evolve into what it’s actually being used for.
You should notice the change on your twitter app very soon.
— Twitter (@twitter) November 3, 2015