Twitter Might Be Doing Away With The ‘Like Button’
Twitter may be getting rid of one of it's most used features. You know that little heart shaped button that is found under Tweets? Yeah, that one.
Before we had the heart shaped 'like button' on Twitter, there was an icon that looked like a star that represented the 'favorite button'. Now, Twitter is thinking about ditching the heart shaped button, according to a new Tweet, in which I 'liked'.
Of course, nothing is finalized yet, but they are in the early stages of figuring out what to do next. I'm more than okay with them getting rid of the heart shaped 'like button' though.
Why I see a heart shaped icon like that, the first thing that comes to my mind isn't the word "like," the word "love" is what I think of. So if you are going to have a 'like feature' at least have an icon that represents it, like a thumbs up.
Honestly, Facebook has the right idea with icons like that. Twitter should give the user multiple icon options for different emotions. Keep the heart icon, but add others like a thumbs up, thumbs down, a mad face, a sad face, and a laughing face.
This would give the "Tweeters" a new experience and would really allow users to get a feel for how their audience interprets a specific post. But that's just my opinion. What do I know? Do you think Twitter should leave the 'heart button' alone or replace it with something else? Share your thoughts with us!
Oh, and by the way...can we get an 'edit button', Twitter? Asking for a friend.