Twitter replaces stars with hearts to make website more engaging but gets no love from users

The Twitter logo is shown at its corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/Files

Twitter Inc has replaced its star-shaped “favourite” icon with a heart-shaped icon called “like”, the latest effort by the company to make its website more engaging.

The company, facing slowing user-growth, joins Facebook and Google‘s YouTube in featuring “like” buttons, which have been popular with millions of users.

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