Goodbye stars, hello hearts! Twitter replaces 'favorites' with 'likes'

If you've logged in to Twitter, you may have noticed a change.

You can still reply, retweet and direct message, but that star we've all become so familiar with is gone.

In Twitter and Vine, "favorites" (stars) have officially been replaced with "likes" (hearts).

Twitter made the announcement in a blog post Tuesday morning.

"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.

You’ve embraced hearts in a big way on Periscope, and we’re delighted to bring them to Twitter and Vine, making them the common language for our global community."

Many people reacted questioning the move, while some embraced it, and others had some suggestions.

We asked you in a Twitter poll which do you prefer? Vote below:

Twitter says you will see hearts on Twitter for iOS and Android,, TweetDeck, Twitter for Windows 10, and on Tweets across the Internet, as well as on the Vine Android app and website. You’ll see them soon on Vine for iOS and Twitter for Mac.