This screen shot made Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 shows tweets on the AP Business News Twitter feed, featuring heart icons that, when clicked, means that a reader "likes" a tweet. (AP Photo)
Stars no more: Twitter ditches stars, adds hearts for likes
November 05, 2015
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You'll no longer see stars on Twitter. The messaging service has removed the star icon found under every tweet. The star has been replaced with a heart.
Twitter Inc. said it made the change because the star can be confusing to new users. And the heart is more widely known around the globe.
Before the change, clicking the star meant a tweet was a "favorite." Now clicking the heart means you "like" a tweet.
The San Francisco company has been trying to make its service easier to use to lure new users. In October, it launched a channel that brings together video, photos and news stories. It helps users find hot topics more quickly. The push to make Twitter simpler comes from co-founder Jack Dorsey. He was named permanent CEO last month.
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