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All Twitter Clients Will Change From Stars/Favorites to Hearts/Likes

Twitter’s developer blog:

If you’re showing Tweets without using our Embedded Tweet rendering, you’ll need to update the icons and strings in your apps and websites to comply with our updated display requirements:

  • In your apps and websites, the star icon should be replaced with the heart icon. Reference Twitter’s developer brand resources for heart icons and changes to hover, pressed, and active icon colors.

  • The string “favorite” should be replaced with the string “like” in viewer-facing text. A count should be represented as the string “like(s).”

This whole thing seems like particularly bad news for Favstar.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015