Twitter users are not in love with an update that appeared on the social network Tuesday.
“We hope you like what you see on Twitter and Vine today: hearts!” a press release read.
Turns out Twitter users HATE the hearts and are throwing an absolute fit over the change.
Jesus Christ @twitter at least make the hearts black.
— Jay (@theshamingofjay) November 3, 2015
Twitter replaced the stars with hearts?
What if I like a tweet but don’t love it?
This has turned my entire world upside down.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) November 3, 2015
— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) November 3, 2015
I feel abit funny about clicking love hearts on my boy’s tweets lol Can’t it be a thumbs up??
— TAILOR FITTED (@Olivertography) November 3, 2015
Getting on Twitter and seeing they changed favorites to hearts pic.twitter.com/7jtDUWTnRg
— Garfield (@JamaicanIdiot) November 3, 2015
CEO: Twitter’s not doing well, how do we turn this around.
Employee: How about we use hearts instead of stars?
CEO: I am a genius.
— Brian Gaar (@briangaar) November 3, 2015
I am not ready to give away hearts just like that
— Patricia Galang (@patgalang) November 3, 2015
What’s with Twitter and these hearts
— damian (@ayeedamian) November 3, 2015
So why the switch? It’s likely a part of the company’s effort to revitalize itself and make the platform more user-friendly to newcomers.
“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,” Twitter wrote in a statement.
“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.”
Hey Twitter, you might want to redo those tests.
Matt Lee is a Web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely@mattlee2669.