Twitter appears to have made a cheeky little change to its Android app, for some users at least. The familiar ‘star’ icon for favorites has disappeared in favor of a heart.
Manu on Twitter flagged the change up to me…
…and a quick search found a smattering of others reporting the same:
Am I going mad or have twitter changed the Fav Stars to Hearts on android?
— Magnus (@Magnus_Jamieson) June 17, 2015
Woah woah woah. Twitter on Android now using hearts instead of stars for faves?? pic.twitter.com/9Rv0y1DohP
— ?bags5000 (@burgessanthem) June 17, 2015
Wait… favorites are now hearts in the Twitter android app, over stars? Confused feelings. Love is more commitment than Favorite.
— Joshua McGrath (@DopplerInteract) June 17, 2015
It may be an A/B test, or Twitter may actually be following Periscope’s lead and switching permanently from the Mario-style star to hearts all the way down.
Update: A Twitter spokesperson has confirmed that it’s only running an experiment for now.
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