We are changing our star icon for favorites to a heart and we’ll
be calling them likes. We want to make Twitter easier and more
rewarding to use, and we know that at times the star could be
confusing, especially to newcomers. You might like a lot of
things, but not everything can be your favorite.
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.